Author 'Gipsy34' (Id 184905 ) : We are leaving from Laval so last little walk under the morning sun. Here the Mayenne river and the castle. Slightly in height it is contained in the heart of the city. Its impressive donjon dates from the 12th century. It still has its defense system, the hourd, in exceptional condition : it is a wooden structure covered, placed in door-to-fake at the top of the dungeon and holes to drop them on the attackers projectiles and defend the base of the tower. It is the ancestor of the machicoulis, stone structure is more elaborate.