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
Supermarkets / Boulangeries
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
La Panetière de Pauline
Brilhault Christian Boulangerie Pâtisserie
Places to Eat
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A small local market whose stalls often sell fresh fruit, veg and meat along with clothing and shoes.
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!
During the summer you can even enjoy free entertainment such as theatrical stages and musical shows.
Maen Roch (Saint-Brice-en-Coglès)
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.
Where around ten local producers await you!
In a town located 20 minutes from Fougères towards Rennes, Welcoming around thirty traders, you will find many local producers here.
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.
Is a small market which takes place in the town center