The Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire region in France is absolutely stunning. From the capital town of Laval to the pretty little village of Sainte Suzanne, the Mayenne is well worth a visit.
The #castle of the Dukes of #Brittany is situated in #Nantes, the capital of the historic Duchy of Brittany which was attached to the Kingdom of #France in 1532
Pays de la Loire (French pronunciation: [pe.i də la lwaʁ]; Breton: Broioù al Liger) is one of the 18 regions of France. It is one of the regions created in the 1950s to serve as a zone of influence for its capital, Nantes, one of a handful so-called "balancing metropolises" (métropoles d'équilibre)¹. Other examples of "artificially created" regions include Rhône-Alpes, which was created as the region for Lyon, and Midi-Pyrénées, which was created as the region for Toulouse.