A prehistorical canyon, and an extraordinary place to visit
As if a corner of south-western France, perhaps somewhere near Lascaux, had upped-sticks and moved to the green Mayenne. Deep into the moorland, boxwood and juniper forest, the river Erve has cut a canyon of limestone layers, with lots of mysterious caves.
Saulges is home to the only caves north of the Loire that are decorated with rock paintings.
The caves of Rochefort and Margot bear the marks of human habitation from over 300,000 years ago. The brand new Prehistory Museum brings them to life!