Organization "Quatre Pa(s) en Mayenne"
(Patrimoine, Parcs et jardins, Passion, Partage)
The castles and gardens of Mayenne can be discovered at the turn of the roads, in the heart of valleys and villages.
You will live moments of happiness, adventure, sharing in a nature and preserved places: treasure hunts, exploration of labyrinth , historical reenactments, concerts and exhibitions, beauty of architecture and sites.
We, custodians of these places , want to share them with you and do everything to make your visit memorable. Passionate about Heritage, we work tirelessly to safeguard it, we open the doors of our gardens and often our home, sometimes welcome you in our cottages, our guest rooms and our table. Conscious that our sites and the animations of quality which we propose have a great success, but on a very restricted territory, we decided to reinforce our actions by forming an association:
"Quatre Pa(s) en Mayenne" (Patrimoine, Parcs et jardins, Passion, Partage) was born, bringing hope, and even the certainty that we will be able to enhance our sites on the cultural and touristic levels, better restore them, and help this Mayenne that we like to be more than a land of passage, to become a passionately attractive territory, proud to show its natural wealth , heritage, artistic and human.
We will sometimes regret not being able to welcome you personally: we often have to work outside of our sites to ensure its durability.
The rules of your entrance help us to restore and maintain our homes and gardens, which are financially very heavy. Do not hesitate to give us a little more, or to make a donation to our association
We welcome with pleasure school, our friends with disabilities, groups : contact us if you want a special welcome, organize a tour, provide accommodation ...
Form a network of heritage sites , from the Middle Ages to the present day, that arouse your curiosity and you passionate, offer you moments of happiness, whether your choice in the calm of a serene visit or in the joyous agitation of an outing with family or friends.
Thus was born the " Route of the Jewels of Mayenne "
Our Jewels are made of Stones, precious or semi-precious; their assembly makes them beautiful, just like our sites in their diversity; and often their case (the gardens, the farms, the countryside) puts them in value and by itself is worth the visit
Offer you specific courses or features that meet your expectations:
- Parks and gardens for poets, biodiversity lovers or passionate gardeners,
- Visits of the interiors for the curious ones of "the life of castle" at all times,
- Specificity of children for the young generation to become familiar with heritage by having fun,
- Some originalities : busy mill, drawbridge on the move, escape game ...
- The castle life , if you want to take advantage of our bed and breakfast, gites or rooms
- exhibitions of artists or craftsmen
- historical reconstructions ...
- depending on the season : Egg Hunt at Easter, Rendez-vous at the Gardens in early June, European Heritage Days in September, autumn festival, Christmas market
- Sports events : with Vertigo: extreme sports combine with Heritage