La Mayenne is a province in the North West of France and is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution in 1790. It is part of the Loire Valley and is surrounded by the departments of Manche, Orne, Sarthe, Maine-et-Loire, and Ille-et-Vilaine.The inhabitants of the department are called Mayennais and the river of the same name dissects the department from north to south . Crossing through the rolling green countryside from top to bottom will take you from the likes of Breton crêpes and Norman cider to the beautiful chateux of the Loire valley and wine country. In recent years the department hasbecome inreasingly popular among the British given its proximity to the French ferry ports of Calais and Boulougne. Some have bought affordable second homes in the region whilst others have chosen to settle for good.
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