8 Sights in Laval, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Laval, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Laval, France.

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1. Église Notre-Dame des Cordeliers

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Notre Dame Church in Laval is a church in Laval, which was built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It was built between 1397 and 1407 by religious men summoned to Laval by Guy XII de Laval and his wife Jenny de Laval, the first widow of police officer Bertrand du Gesling. Prior to the 19th-century works, it contained only a main nave flanked by a unique north-side annex with seven side-facing chapels, decorated in the 17th century with an extraordinary series of altars, which is undoubtedly the largest complex in western France. The church has six marble altars with 17th-century altars and painted paneled vaults depicting scenes of San Bruno's life [which one? ] And St. Bonaventur. An altar of the same style occupies the whole width of the choir. According to the decree of February 15th, 1926, it was listed as a historical site.

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2. Château Neuf

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The Laval Castle is a castle located in Laval, in the French department of Mayenne. Its foundation in the 10th century allowed the birth of the city. Emblematic monument of Laval, it occupies a rocky promontory above the Mayenne River. It is composed of two distinct ensembles: the Old Castle, which corresponds to the medieval fortified castle, and the New Castle, a Renaissance gallery transformed into a courthouse in the 19th century. These two monuments are on the list of the first 1,034 French historical monuments classified in 1840.

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3. Musée d'Art Naïf et des Arts Singuliers

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Mus é e d 'Art Naßf et d' Arts Singuliers (Manas) is a municipal museum in the city of Laval (Mayenne), located within the old castle. Founded in 1967 at the initiative of artists Jules Lefrantz and Andrei Bordeaux-Lepec, it is the first and only institution in France dedicated to the art of innocence. Driven by successive curators and curators, hundreds of unique works have been added to his collection, highlighting the deep connection between different forms of self-taught art.

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4. Ambroise Paré

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Ambroise Paré William Holl / Public domain

Ambroise Paré was a French barber surgeon who served in that role for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. He is considered one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology and a pioneer in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially in the treatment of wounds. He was also an anatomist, invented several surgical instruments, and was a member of the Parisian barber surgeon guild.

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5. Musée des Sciences (Centre de Culture Scientifique, Technique et Industrielle)

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The Science Museum is a municipal museum in Laval, in Mayenne. It is located in a Neogrec building on the edge of the Garden of the Perrine and the Place de Hercé. It has more than 120,000 pieces collected from the 19th century, including herbaria, naturalized animals, minerals, fossils and ancient scientific instruments. It also has a scientific library bringing together a certain number of ancient scientific works.

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6. Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité

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Laval Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church and a national monument in Laval, France. The cathedral has been listed since 1840 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Since the establishment of the Diocese of Laval in 1855, it has been its cathedral. The building dates back to the 11th century, but has been much altered and expanded in the 12th, 15th, 16th and 19th centuries.

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7. Henri Rousseau

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Henri Rousseau Dornac / Public domain

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time.

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8. Jean Moulin

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Jean Moulin Studio Harcourt / Public domain

Jean Pierre Moulin was a French civil servant and resistant who served as the first President of the National Council of the Resistance during World War II from 23 May 1943 until his death less than two months later.

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