Things to Do

Situated in the stunning Mayenne countryside, on the borders Normandy and Brittany, Marolles is the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing fishing holiday as well as explore the beautiful area of North West France. A short drive will bring you to our local town of Ernee. Here you will find a tabac, (the french equivalent of a newsagent), alongside bars serving a selection of draught beers, wine and tobacco. Two boulangeries will undoubtedly tempt you with the most amazing croissants, pastries and cakes. These, alongside a supermarket and pharmacy, ensure we have the majority of bases covered. The town of Fougeres is situated a little further away and is home to a larger Hypermarket, many beautiful restaurants, bars and shops.

Plenty of local activities are yours to enjoy on those ‘family days out’ or if you just want a break from fishing. Here, we have provided a short list of places to shop, eat out or just spend a day. Our local towns have much to offer.

Local Towns / Supermarkets / Places to Eat / Places to Visit / Local Markets

Local Towns

Supermarkets / Boulangeries


Route De Laval La, Hainaud, 53500, Ernee.

Sunday 9am – 12.30 pm
Monday – Saturday 8.30 am – 7.30 pm

Situated 11km (approximately 10 mins drive) from Marolles

Groceries, Toiletries, Household goods, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Petrol
Online ordering and pick up in store available.

Super U

Les Semondières, 53500 Ernée

Sunday – Closed
Monday – Thursday 8.30 am – 7.30 pm
Friday – 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday – 8.30 am – 7.30 pm

Situated 11km (approximately 10 mins drive) from Marolles

Groceries, Toiletries, Household goods, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Petrol

Carrefour Supermarket

39 Boulevard De Groslay, Zi De La Guenaudiere, 35300, Fougeres

Sunday – Closed
Monday – Thursday 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Friday – 9.00 am – 8.00 pm

Situated 19km (approximately 20 mins drive) from Marolles

Groceries, Toiletries, Household goods, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Petrol

Boulangerie Au Fournil

26 Place Renault Morlière, 53500 Ernée

Tuesday – Saturday 7am – 7.30pm
Sunday – 7am – 12.30pm
Monday – Closed

La Panetière de Pauline

31 Route de Laval, 53500

Tuesday – Saturday 6am – 7.30pm
Sunday – 6am – 12.30pm
Monday – Closed

Brilhault Christian Boulangerie Pâtisserie

6 Rue Amiral Courbet, 53500 Ernée

Thursday – Sunday 6.30am – 12..30pm
Monday/Tuesday 6.30am – 7.45pm
Wednesday – Closed

Places to Eat

La Rabine

300 La Rabine, 53500 Saint-Pierre-des-Landes

Monday – Friday 5.00 am – 10.00 pm
Saturday/Sunday – Closed

You will pass by this restaurant on your way to Marolles.  Local traditional comfort food.

Le Grand Cerf Hotel Restaurant

17-19, Avenue Aristide Briand, 53500, Ernée

Monday – Saturday 11.30 am – 2.00 pm, 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Sunday – Closed

Situated 7km (approximately 9 mins drive) from Marolles

Fine French and European cuisine cooked with seasonal produce.

Pizzeria Le Basilic

1 Place Thiers, 53500 Ernée

Monday, Thursday – Saturday 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm, 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Sunday – 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday – Closed

Situated 10km (approximately 11 mins drive) from Marolles

Italian cuisine including take away pizza.

Creperie Tivabro

13 Place du Marchix, 35300, Fougeres

Tuesday/Thursday – Saturday – 12.00 – 2.00 pm, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Wednesday/Sunday – 12.00 – 2.00 pm
Monday – Closed

Situated 20km (approximately 25 mins drive) from Marolles

Incredible Galettes and Crepes.

Chez Tonton

5 Rue d ‘Ashford, 35300,

Sunday – Tuesday 12.00 – 2.00pm
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 12.00 – 2.00 pm, 7.00 – 9.30 pm
Saturday 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm

Situated 18km (approximately  20mins drive) from Marolles.

The place for a simple coffee, a moment at the bar or the time for a meal.

Places to Visit

Le Mont Saint Michel

Situated 60km (approximately 70mins drive) from Marolles.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. The island lies approximately one kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River, near Avranches and is 7 hectares in area.

Ange Michel

Situated 31km (approximately 40 mins drive) from Marolles.

Saint Martin de Landelles

An amusement and leisure park with over 40 attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Cobac Parc

Situated 80km (approximately 70 mins drive) from Marolles.

An amusement and leisure park including a unique water park. Set in a natural setting of 12 hectares less than 30 minutes from Rennes and Saint-Malo, Cobac Parc invites the whole family.

St. Malo Aquarium

Rue du Général Patton, 35400

Situated 100km (approximately 75 mins drive) from Marolles.

Discover the Grand Aquarium of Saint-Malo. This unique park presents more than 600 different species from seas and oceans around the world.

Fougéres Castle

Place Pierre Symon, 35300, Fougères

Situated 18km (approximately 20 min drive) from Marolles.

Discover the history of the largest medieval fortress in Europe which defended the Duchy of Brittany from 1000 to 1500.

Fougères Public Gardens

2B Rue Porte Saint-Léonard, 35300, Fougères

Situated 18km (approximately 20 min drive) from Marolles

An unmissable place of the discovery established on three levels giving an exceptional and panoramic view of the medieval quarter and its Castle located in the lower part of the city.

The Botanical Park of Haute Bretagne

Situated 25km (approximately 25 mins drive) from Marolles

A wilderness of adventure and enchantment

Etang du Gue de Selle

Situated 50km (approximately 50 mins drive) from Marolles

A large public lake with beach, boating, pony riding & nature walks

Local Markets

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Every Tuesday 9 am – 1pm

A small local market whose stalls often sell fresh fruit, veg and meat along with clothing and shoes.


Every Saturday morning, from 8:30am – 12:30pm (1pm in summer)

At Place Aristide Briand, Rue Nationale and Place Jean Guéhenno (Place du Beffroi). Around sixty traders will present their wares and you can even taste the traditional sausage pancake!

The Louvigné-du-Désert

Every Friday morning from 8:30am – 12:30pm

During the summer you can even enjoy free entertainment such as theatrical stages and musical shows.

Maen Roch (Saint-Brice-en-Coglès)

Every Friday, from 9am – 1:30pm

At Rue Pasteur and Place Général de Gaulle. Around ten traders offer you their produce, such as fishmongers, butchers cold cuts, fruits and vegetables, breads, cheeses and pancakes.


Every Tuesday morning, from 8am – 1pm

Where around ten local producers await you!

The Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

Every Thursday from 7:30am – 1:30pm

In a town located 20 minutes from Fougères towards Rennes, Welcoming around thirty traders, you will find many local producers here.

The Saint-Ouen-des-Alleux

Every Wednesday from 9am – 1pm

In a town located in the direction of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier. This market hosts a dozen local traders, mainly fruit, vegetables, meat, and a few non-food stalls.

The Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault

Every Thursday morning from 8am – 1:30pm

Is a small market which takes place in the town center

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