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Fougeres  (61km) is a living piece of history - it has the largest medieval fortress in Europe. The is divided into two historical parts, upper and lower. It has a lively saturday market, great restaurants, and is an interesting and fun day out.

Mont St Michel  This is probably the most visited monument in France, about two hours away.

St Malo  St Malo is an ancient maritime port with a fully-walled town, offering everything a visitor to a seaside town would wish for. 

St Suzanne Tiny cobbled St Suzanne (22km) is regularly listed in the guide of the most beautiful villages in France. It is a medieval hill-top fortification with magnificent views, walks, restaurants, cafés and shops. It has an excellent visitors' centre and museum in the Chateau. 


St Malo is also a very popular tourist detination, about 2 hours drive away.

There are many medieval towns within driving distance, this one is Vitre, about 90 minutes.

A local walk takes you to this lake.

The town of Fougeres has the largest medieval fortress in Europe. About 75 minutes drive away.

Lassay le Chateau is 45 minutes away by car.

Chateau de Bourgon neighbours La Tuilerie, and is open to visitors.

Surrounded by forest and dairy farming, let La Tuilerie quickly match your rhythm to that of the countryside.

When you want to explore the local area, we will provide you with a folder of sites and events.

Some Recommendations


Mayenne (15km) ia a picturesque local town on the river Mayenne, offering shops, restaurants, markets, cinema, swimming baths and the best preserved Carolingian castle in France. Mayenne also boasts the Basilica of Notre Dame, which is well worth a visit.

Jublains 8km away is the Gallo-Roman settlement of Jublains, including the remains of a Roman fort, baths, temple and amphitheatre and an excellent museum showing a film in English about the history of the local area. Jublains also offers 2 restaurants and a bakery.

Bagnole de L'Orne (left) (49km) is a beautiful and lively spa town with a saturday market. It boasts many interesting restaurants, shops and a forest, including a wire-walking experience. On the disused railway, you can hire a buggy and cycle on the old tracks.

The River Mayenne is a short drive or decent cycle ride away.

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Mont St Michel is a very popular tourist destination, about 2 hours drive.