The gîte is a 17th century tower surrounded by the ruins of an ancient fortress which was destroyed by the English in 1451. It is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Mayenne, a department of the Pays de Loire region .

The tower, completely renovated to provide comfortable accommodation on 5 floors for up to 3 people is near the village of Saint-Thomas de Courceriers. The owners are Sophie and Damien GALLAIS.

The surrounding countryside offers peace and quiet and delightful walks. It is also an area of great historical interest, with outstanding sites ranging from the Renaissance through the Middle-Ages to Pre-historic times. Here are a few examples within a 20 km radius:

The medieval city of SAINTE SUZANNE towering above the river Erve. Castle, ramparts, dungeons and ancient houses bear witness to its rich historical past.
The medieval theme park of CLAIRBOIS with a reconstruction of a 13th century fortified farm. Here you can watch knights jousting and eat medieval fare.
LASSAY LES CHATEAUX, an imposing 15th century fortress, still intact with 2 further 15th century castles nearby, the ruined ‘BOIS FROU’ and the handsome ‘BOIS THIBAULT’ in the course of restoration.
The château du Rocher at MEZANGERS, one of the finest buildings in the Coëvrons area, is a classified Historic Monument with formal gardens in the French style.
SAULGES with its caves and canyon cut into the valley by the river Erve, is a classified Natura 2000 area. It is also a prehistoric site with traces of human life going back 100 000 years.
The town of JUBLAINS, founded by the Romans on a site once revered by the ancient Gauls. The remains of the Roman theatre, temple and baths at JUBLAINS are impressive and well worth a visit.

This is just a small sample of the interesting places to visit within easy range of the gîte.

To sample the gastronomic delights of a sophisticated regional cuisine, head for the RELAIS DU GUE DE SELLE*** at MEZANGERS, the HOTEL DU COMMERCE*** at VAIGES, or the RELAIS DE L’HERMITAGE*** at SAULGES. From mid-July to mid-August, the festival of the NUITS de LA MAYENNE offers a range of cultural events and entertainment , often taking place outdoors in farm court-yards, villages, historic town centres, or chateau gardens.

"We will do our utmost to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible” (Sophie and Damien GALLAIS).

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