Located on the LAVAL - ANGERS axis in Haut-Anjou Segréen (Anjou Bleu), bordering the department of Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire, La Jaille-Yvon enjoys an excellent location, rich in discoveries and activities. We have selected a few ...

On the spot...

Postcard La Jaille Yvon
La Jaille Yvon
At 800 meters, the village : accessible on foot by steep and wooded paths, La Jaille Yvon is a small picturesque village of just 300 inhabitants overlooking the Mayenne river :
  • beautiful panorama
  • old plates of streets
  • twelfth-century church
  • wash, water pump
At 500 meters, La Mayenne, accessible on foot directly from the lodging :
  • fishing
  • picnic
  • lock
  • towpath, La Vélo Francette section
  • leisure organization Anjou Sport Nature which offers a wide range of water sports and recreation (kayaking, pedal boats, mountain biking, 'escalad'arbre', treasure hunt, golf swing, raid adventure, archery, climbing, hikes ...)
Anjou Sport Nature
You will discover the charm of its grove and its old houses thanks to 3 trails.

Close by...

Many "Villages of Charm" along the river or nestled in the wooded segréen Mayenne help make the region a welcoming and relaxing one.

Many "Small Cities of Character" highlight the authenticity and richness of their heritage.
300 km of navigable rivers (Mayenne, Oudon and Sarthe) allow for tours or cruising in boats without a permit.

Closest starting bases :
  • Daon (5 min away)
  • Chenillé-Changé (5 min away)
85 km of towpath (5 min away), along the Mayenne, facilitate the practice of all forms of walking and riding (horseback or bicycle) and the discovery of numerous castles, mills and along the river houses (Mayenne is the department which has the largest number of occupied castles).
Castles to visit :
  • Plessis-Bourré and Plessis-Macé (20 min away)
  • Angers (30 min away), the largest fortress of the Loire Valley with its 17 towers, the Big Apocalypse (a 106 meter long tapestry which is unique in the world)
  • Craon (30 min away) and its park
  • Challain-la-Potherie (35 min away), said to be the " Chambord of l'Anjou "
  • Serrant (40 min away) and its magnificent library of 12 000 ancient volumes
  • Brissac (55 min away), the tallest castle in France (7 floors).
Some " Pays et Villes d'Art et d'Histoire ", ancient medieval cities :
  • Château-Gontier (10 min away)
  • Angers (30 min away)
  • Laval (35 min away)
Unusual museums to discover :
  • Gallery David d'Angers and its impressive collection of statues
  • the Robert Tatin museum (30 min away) and its monumental and surprising sculptures
  • the " lactopôle " (à 35 min), the largest museum in the dairy and cheese world
Remarkable religious buildings, witnesses of a spiritual past: old chapels and rural churches, convents, well known abbeys ...
  • the Ursulines convent in Château-Gontier (10 min away)
  • the Angers Cathedral and St. Martin college (30 min away)
  • the Solesmes Abbey (40 min away), the Mecca of Gregorian chant.
Archaeological remains perfectly preserved :
  • the Entrammes baths (30 min away)
  • les Saulges caves (45 min away) and its canyon, unique prehistoric site in the north-west of France (historic monument)
  • the medieval town of Sainte Suzanne (55 min away)
Other activities :
  • vegetable theme park Terra Botanica (within 25mn)
  • 2 exceptional animal parks of 14 acres each : the refuge of the Ark of Château-Gontier (15 min away) and the la Flèche zoo (50 min away)
  • 3 18-hole golf courses (within 30 min)
  • pool (15 min away)
  • water skiing (5 min away)
  • equestrian center (5 min away)
Country of water and history thanks to its rivers and its local heritage, the High-Anjou is also the country of the horse with a great tradition of rearing (see: Haras National du Lion d'Angers 10 min away) and numerous horse races in the region : Craon, le Lion d'Angers, Meslay-du-Maine, Segré, Château-Gontier ...
Sports Event of the Year :
  • the " Mondial du Lion " (in Octobre) : World Championship (dressage, cross, jumping)
It is also the country of Slate (blue gold) known worldwide for its purity and longevity (see : the Mine Bleue at 20 min, 1H30 guided tour at the heart of the slate, 136m underground).
Finally, you can enjoy coming to our region for the local products of high quality (cider and apple juice, rillettes, wines of Anjou, dairy products ...)

Further away...

  • The Loire Valley castles, true treasures of our heritage : from Saumur (1h15 away) to Chambord, passing through Montsoreau, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Amboise, Chenonceau, Blois, Cheverny..., the Loire Valley is the home of the most beautiful castles in France.
  • The troglodyte houses around Doué-la-Fontaine in the Saumurois (at 1h10), a region with the largest number of cave dwellings in France.
  • the Jublains site (1h10 away), the best preserved gallo-romain site in the West.
  • the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud (at 1h30), the widest ancient monastic city in Europe.
Jublains Fontevraud
Major cities :
  • Nantes (1h10 away) : Western major city, crossroads of Bretagne, Anjou and Vendée.
  • Rennes (1h20 away) : City of Art and History, the regional capital of Brittany.
  • Le Mans (1h15 away) : Ancient and Medieval town.
Sporting events :
  • 24 hours of Le Mans (in June)
The closest beaches :
  • la Baule (at 2h)
  • Pornic (at 2h)
  • St Jean-de-Monts (at 2h40)
Other inescapable sites :
  • St Malo, city of privateers (at 2h)
  • Bay of Mont St Michel (at 2h)
  • Bay of Quiberon and Carnac (at 2h45)
  • the Gulf of Morbihan (Vannes 2h15 away)
  • La Rochelle (at 2h55)
  • Futuroscope of Poitiers (at 2h30)
  • Le Puy du Fou (at 1h40)