Not to be missed: discover Lactopôle, the Cité du Lait

A journey to the heart of the dairy tradition. Open to the public since October 1999, the site is unique in France and Europe and presents milk processing techniques over 5000 m². It has three distinct parts: the old dairy (buildings, equipment, etc.), the history of dairy technology and the history of the Lactalis Group. At the end of the tour, you will be invited to sample some products.

  • €7 per person
  • 2-hour guided and commented tours                 

The Laundry Boat

Since the 1970s, the Saint-Julien and Saint-Yves Laundry-Boats are the only two remaining boats from a fleet of 22 that existed in Laval in 1904. After both boats sank in April 2009, it was decided to analyse the state of the Saint-Julien and plan for its restoration.

Following restoration, the Saint-Julien returned to its mooring at Quai Paul Boudet as a museum with a permanent exhibition. During the visit, you will learn all the stages that were necessary to restore this historic monument and you will also be immersed in the history and daily life of a floating factory.

  • Group rate: €90
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Capacity: 50 people maximum.

Old Laval and its fortifications

In the Middle Ages, life in Laval was within the walls, huddled around the castle and protected by a belt of ramparts.
We invite you to enter the historical centre to walk in the footsteps of the Lords of Laval...

  • Group rate: €110
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Capacity: 50 people
  • Visits in English possible

Religious buildings

The city of Laval has many remarkable religious buildings. We suggest you take time to visit! Surprise guaranteed!

  • Group rate: €90
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Capacity: 50 people

Le Jardin de la Perrine (The Perrine Garden)

Explore the Perrine Botanical Garden. In 1885, the owner lost the entire estate through gambling and it was bought by the town, that established a botanical garden in addition to the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum). The garden is true to the tradition of regular gardens “à la française” but also offers a few surprises. A genuine haven of peace.

  • Group rate: €90
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Capacity: 40 people

Discover Laval by boat

The Pays de Laval Tourist Office offers the cruise boat service “Vallis Guidonis”.
Choice of two routes:
- Upstream route (towards Changé – Belle Poule lock)
- Downstream route (Le Bief de Laval – Avesnières lock)

  • Group rate: €530
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Commented cruise – Capacity: 40 seats

Laval and its little train

Laval, founded at the turn of the year 1000, offers an ensemble of prestigious monuments. We suggest you explore the fabulous heritage using an original means of transport: the little tourist train. There is a choice of historic routes, with or without commentary.
Discover the different aspects of the town:

Middle Ages

  • The historic centre
  • The old streets
  • Half-timbered houses

The new town:

  • The river and its development
  • The left bank districts
  • Public buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Group rate: €180
  • Duration: 45 min to an hour
  • Capacity: 50 people

Information & bookings

Group Department

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