Mayenne


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Mayenne

(French majɛn)
n
(Placename) a department of NW France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Laval. Pop: 290 780 (2003 est). Area: 5212 sq km (2033 sq miles)
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Noun1.Mayenne - a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire regionMayenne - a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region
Pays de la Loire - an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
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Monsieur de Valois, one of the movers in the last uprising (during which the Marquis de Montauran, betrayed by his mistress, perished in spite of the devotion of Marche-a-Terre, now tranquilly raising cattle for the market near Mayenne),--Monsieur de Valois had, during the last six months, given the key to several choice stratagems practised upon an old republican named Hulot, the commander of a demi-brigade stationed at Alencon from 1798 to 1800, who had left many memories in the place.
During my trip to the Mayenne region of France that moment occurred as my girlfriend and I found ourselves slowly cycling alongside the winding Mayenne River, immersed in our surroundings of beautiful wild flowers, cows grazing peacefully in the adjoining fields and the odd canal boat drifting by.
The EUR375,000 Goffs Orby purchase is the third foal out of unraced Mayenne, a three-parts sister to Arc winner Carnegie.