Gorron is a commune in the Mayenne department in the Pays de la Loire region. The commune itself appeared as a settlement in the 11th century when it was besieged by William the Conqueror. Later on in the 12th century, Gorron and the land around it, came under the sovereignty of Henry II of England – as did other parts of France which were inherited by birth and by marriage.
Gorron is within easy distance of airports at Paris, Angers, Rennes and Tours. There are train stations in the last three which have regular trains to Paris and from there, the Eurostar to London St Pancras.
Gorron is also within 90 minutes drive of the main Channel ports such as St Malo and Caen.
Chateau de Lévaré – This castle was first constructed around the time of the 11th century. It was only in 1539 that the castle took on the grandeur that one can see today. It was built by Jean de Vaux and descendants’ of his family inhabited the castle until 1860.
Eglise de Saint Martin – This is the Parish church and commencement of its building was in 1868 and it was finished in 1874.
There is much to do and see outside Gorron which is best discovered by cycling, hiking, rock-climbing, horse-riding and fishing. There are also golf courses in the area.
There is a market in Gorron every Wednesday selling local produce. The Pays de la Loire offers a plethora of wines to choose from as well as cuisine such as crepes, fruit tarts and seafood dishes, especially salmon.
Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you to find a property in Gorron. All of our agents in Gorron are registered French real estate agents and speak both French and English. Whatever kind of property you are looking for: flat, gite, B&B, villa, castle or mansion, we will do our best to find a property in Gorron matching your requirements.