Mayenne, the region, is part of North West France. This is a region of rolling countryside, perfect for walking or bicycle trips. Some people go to Mayenne to visit the Château du Rocher at Mézangers; others go to nearby Sainte-Gemmes-le-Robert. The picturesque little villages near and around wooded Mézangers are attractive with small churches, lovely stone houses and beautiful gardens. Mézangers makes an excellent base to explore the countryside for a weekend. Mayenne includes, besides the sights of Mézangers, the underground passage of the Mayenne Château, the 11th century St. Martin’s Church, the sundials at Palais de la Bare Ducal and, in the forest around Mézangers, the Roman ruins near Jublains.