Sainte-Suzanne, the “Pearl of the Maine”, hides a rich history within its walls.
Push the doors of the medieval city, be breathless in front of its magnificent panorama on the Coëvrons, the forest of Charnie and the valley of Erve.
Discover more than 2000 years of history.


It is beautiful, but not only. City of character, ambitious fortress,
Sainte-Suzanne resisted victoriously to the arrival of William the Conqueror.
Listen to what the stones of this castle have to say.
See how Sainte-Suzanne defies time.


Beyond the walks, beyond the quietness, beyond its history, the castle of Sainte-Suzanne is home to the Center for the Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (Ciap).
Push the door to discover the heritage of the Coëvrons-Mayenne region and of the Mayenne in general.

Did you know ?

The CIAP (the Center for the Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage) received the national label Tourism & Handicap in 2010 for the four handicaps: hearing, mental, motor and visual.

It was awarded the “Patrimoine pour tous, patrimoine pour chacun ” (Heritage for All, Heritage for Everyone) prize by the Ministry of Culture in 2011.
It was the winner of the Trophy of accessibility 2013 in the category of establishments open to the public.

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