Laval trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Laval

Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Pays de la Loire  /  Mayenne  /  Laval
(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews for 5 attractions)
Things to do: wildlife areas, sightseeing, historic sites
Laval is a town in western France, about 300km southwest of Paris, and the capital of the Mayenne department. Laval was before the French Revolution part of the province of Maine, now split between two departments, Mayenne and Sarthe. Its inhabitants are called Lavallois. The commune of Laval proper, without the metropolitan area, is the 13th most populous in northwestern France and the 119th in France.A part of the traditional province of Maine, Laval is also lying on the threshold of Brittany and is not far from Normandy and Anjou. It was thus an important stronghold in northwestern France during the Middle Ages. Laval became a city during the 11th century, and was the cradle of the House of Laval, one of the most powerful families in Maine and Brittany. The counts of Laval developed a textile industry around 1300, and made Laval a significant centre for the French Renaissance a century later. The linen industry remained the principal activity in Laval until the 20th century, when milk processing became more profitable.Laval developed around a promontory, on which the castle was built, and along the river Mayenne. The Laval metropolitan area is a small economic centre in western France, particularly active in the industrial sector, dairy production, electronics and chemicals. Laval is economically oriented towards Rennes, the administrative capital of the region of Brittany, and located only 80km west of Laval.
Our France trip itinerary maker allows you to plan your trip to Laval and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Laval

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Laval

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Laval:
Historic sites, theme parks, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Pays de la Loire

32 days in France & Monaco-Ville BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Le Mans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in France & Monaco-Ville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in France & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in France & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in France BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nantes BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Nantes BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in France, Amsterdam & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News