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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Mayenne

Located on the edge of the forest of Mayenne, commune Chailland is located in the Pays de la Loire, in the department of Mayenne. This small town that takes place deep in Ernee Valley is located in the district of Laval.

Cited by the end of the eleventh century in the records, Chailland farmland was long specialized in the production of rye. But it is the forge that gave its letters of nobility to the town. The establishment is renowned for more than three centuries.

Today Chailland mainly on tourism. The city awarded three flowers in the competition of cities and flowered villages of France impresses with its architecture as much as the landscapes that surround it.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.2242450 (N 48° 13’ 27”)
Longitude-0.8733820 (W 0° 52’ 24”)
AltitudeFrom 79m to 181m
Surface area35.86 km²
Population1266 inhabitants
Density35 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLaval (23 km, 29 min)
Insee code53048
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ernée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-le-Guillaume4.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Hilaire-du-Maine5.1 km (8 min)
La Baconnière6.1 km (9 min)
La Bigottière7.3 km (9 min)
Andouillé8.7 km (10 min)
Montenay9.3 km (11 min)
Alexain9.9 km (11 min)
Ernée10.9 km (12 min)
Placé12 km (13 min)
Juvigné13.1 km (19 min)
Le Bourgneuf-la-Forêt13.4 km (17 min)
Montflours13.8 km (17 min)
Saint-Germain-d'Anxure14.2 km (17 min)
Saint-Ouën-des-Toits14.3 km (13 min)
Saint-Germain-le-Fouilloux14.4 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Former property of the Duchess of Mazarin, the Villeneuve Castle still has a stove and a forge. Older than two centuries, the building also reveals to visitors a beautiful pond.

Neo-Gothic church Chailland was built in the nineteenth century as a tribute to the architecture of the thirteenth century. The building took place on the remains of an old Romanesque church.

The botanical garden of Chestnut Grove can admire several species of flowers and small trees. Halfway through the trail, a charming garden reveals its wonders. Down the road, the view from the summit offers incredible scenery.

In the commune of Chailland several trails to walk or bike to give the opportunity to discover all the secrets of the site.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In May, the festival offers a Sunday with Brassens shows and concerts around the famous French artist.

In July, Painters in the Street is an event highlighting the amateur artists from the region.


Sunday 28 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 30°C
Monday 29 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 30 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fishing in a category 1 private river
Nature and the great outdoors10 € La Haie-Traversaine (26 km)
Castle of the Rock Gate
Culture and education9 € Saint-Brice-en-Coglès (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (31 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (38 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (38 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (42 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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