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Mayenne

Mayenne, department (1990 pop. 278,037), NW France, in parts of Maine and Anjou. It is an agricultural region. Laval is the capital.
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Mayenne

 

a department in northwestern France, located in the Mayenne river basin. Area, 5,200 sq km. Population, 256,000 (1972). Mayenne’s administrative center is the city of Laval. The department is noted for grain crops, horticulture, and livestock raising (cattle, horses, and pigs). Its industry consists primarily of food-processing and textiles.


Mayenne

 

a river in northwestern France, located in the Loire Basin. It is 200 km long and drains an area of approximately 6,000 sq km. The river flows mainly through a hilly plain. Its high-water period occurs during winter; in summer the river is at its lowest level. The riverbed has been channeled for more than 100 km, and there are numerous locks. The river is navigable as far as the city of Mayenne. The cities of Mayenne and Laval are situated on the Mayenne River.

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Mayenne

a department of NW France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Laval. Pop.: 290 780 (2003 est.). Area: 5212 sq. km (2033 sq. miles)
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The hotel backs onto the peaceful Mayenne River and was a beautiful base for the first part of our trip which included a visit to Le Muse du chteau de Mayenne.
This is Europe's oldest surviving castle and once acted as a prison, standing proudly above the Mayenne River.
The castle is in the heart of Mayenne, ideal for a quiet family picnic and a great place to start your visit to Mayenne.
After dinner we returned to Le Muse du chteau de Mayenne for an impressive Bastille Day firework display.
As we departed Laval train station, leaving the Mayenne region behind, we took with us many unforgettable memories of this oft-forgotten part of France that really deserves to be found.
For further information on the area contact the Mayenne Tourist Office (T: 00 33 2 43 53 18 18 or www.tourisme-mayenne.com).