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Heritage:

Domfront, Medieval City,
Most worthy detour of France,
Small city of character,
Remarkable site of taste :

 CASTLE AND MEDIEVAL CITY OF DOMFRONT

In Domfront - XIIth century, free visit of the site of the castle every day.
Guided tours every Wednesday from 15/06 to 15/09 at 2.30pm on booking (3€). For groups, all year long on appointment.
> The history of the castle, here
> The tour in the city, here

 APP "DISCOVER DOMFRONT"
Explore Domfront thanks to this new app in English with 3 circuits :
- Castle circuit (45 min, 600 m, 8 stops)
- City circuit (1 h, 1km200, 10 stops)
- Picturesque circuit (1h15, 3km300, 10 stops)
> Click here to download it..


 THE TREASURE HUNT IN DOMFRONT
Get to know Domfront differently with the treasure hunt. 33 questions of logic and observation to reveal the solution.
2€ the booklet, to be purchased at the Tourist Office.

For all, all year round, to be done alone or as a team, tourist or Domfrontais, from 7 to 77.



Manor-houses

 MANOIR DE LA BONELIERE
In St Mars d'Egrenne -
XVIth century.
Manor and medieval garden.
Visits in July and August or on appointment. (2€).

> +33 (0)2 33 30 06 29.


 PORCHE MANOIR DE LA SAUCERIE
In La Haute Chapelle -
XIVth and XVIth centuries
Visits from July 16 to August 31, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 to 7 pm. (2€).


 MANOIR DE LA GUYARDIERE
In La Haute Chapelle -
Century XVIIth,
Free outside visit everyday around the pond only.
Please park in the alley.



 MANOIR DE LA CHASLERIE
In La Haute Chapelle -
XVIth century
Free outside visit everyday.
Tours from june to august on appointment.
+33 (0)6 12 96 01 34

> www.chaslerie.fr


 LA TOUR DE BONVOULOIR
In Juvigny s/s Andaine -
XVth century
Free outside visit everyday (free).
Tours on Tursdays in the summer at 4.30pm for the yammy days (French only).

> Click here to download the app.


 LE MANOIR DE LA GUERINIERE
In Passais la Conception -
XVIIth century
Outside visit in July and August from 1 to 7 pm (free) except Thursdays and Fridays.
+33 (0)6 81 75 53 89


 MANOIR DE LA BERARDIERE
In St Bômer les Forges -
XVIIth century
Free outside visit on week ends all year round. Inside tours on appointment (1€)
+33 (0)6 98 23 04 57.

> Website


Chapels and churches

 ABBATIALE NOTRE DAME DE LONLAY
in Lonlay l'Abbaye -
Founded in the XIth century
Free inside and outside visit from 9 am to 7 pm everyday. Guided tours
from 15/06 to 15/06 on Wednesdays at 11 am on appointment (3€) and for groups all year round.
> The history of the abbey here


 NOTRE DAME SUR L'EAU DE DOMFRONT
In Domfront -
Round the XIIth century
Inside and outside visit everyday from 10 am to 6 pm. Tours
from 15/06 to 15/09 on Tuesdays at 11 am on appointment (3€) and for groups all year round.
> The history of the church, here


 EGLISE SAINT JULIEN DE DOMFRONT
In Domfront -
XXth century, in concrete with neo-bizantine style. Open everyday from 9 am to 7 pm.

Tours in English including the spire on Wednesdays at 5 pm in the summer on booking (3€), if good weather.
> The history of the church, here


 LES CHAPELLES DE L'ORATOIRE
In Passais la Conception -
XIXth and XXth century, set of 2 chapels with remarkable paintings and XVIIth century altar piece. Free visit everyday from 9 am to 7 pm.

> The history of the chapels, here.


  Timeless monuments :

 LA TABLE AU DIABLE
In Passais la Conception.
Mantilly direction.

5,000 years old long-barrow.
Visits for groups all year round on appoitment at the Tourist Office.

> To see the megaliths in the Bocage, click here.

 MEGALITHS, FEODAL MOTTES and ROMAN PASSAGES
"Le Menhir du Perron" in Passais
"Le Menhir de la Châtaigneraie" in St Siméon
"Le Dolmen du Creux" in St Bômer
"La Ciste du pi de chien" in St Bômer
"Le dolmen du lit de la Gione" in Juvigny
"La Motte Féodale" in Sept Forges
"La Motte Féodale" in la Baroche
"Le Gué de Loré" in Loré


About iron ore :

 LES FORGES DE VARENNE


 LA MAISON DU FER


 LES FOURS DE LA BUTTE ROUGE


 CAR CIRCUIT FOR THE IRON


> Website for le Savoir et le Fer
Contact : +33 (0)2 33 38 03 25

Nature beauties :

Natural spots :


 LA FOSSE ARTHOUR
In Rouelle -  70 metre-deep gorge cut into sandstone, ideal for walks, mountain bikes and climbers. It is crossed by GR22 between Lonlay and Mortaon.
A free app about the site is under creation


 THE ANDAINE FOREST
Between Domfront and Bagnoles de l'Orne - State-owned forest. It is possible to walk, pick up mushrooms (except Tuesdays and Thursdays) and watch the wild life.
For a walk : sheet n°7 DFT
"Hêtres ou ne pas êtres", 9km, 2h (1€) at the Tourist Office.


 LE TERTRE SAINTE ANNE
In Domfront - Rocky hillock facing the castle of Domfront.
Tours from June 15 to September 15 on thursdays at 11 am on booking at the Tourist Office (3€)
.
> The map of the hillock, here.
For kids : Little explorer's booklet (2€) at the Tourist Office.
For a walk : Sheet n°3 DFT
"Le Parcours du Tertre Sainte Anne", 4.5km, 1 h (1 €)  at the Tourist Office.


 LE MONT MARGANTIN
In St Brice en Passais - A 270 metres high, where the witches used to hold their sabbath.
For a walk : sheet n°4
"Le Mont Margantin", 7.5km, 2 hours (1€) at the Tourist Office.


 LE TERTRE BIZET
In Lonlay l'Abbaye - Exceptionnal flora, heather...
Many visit along the year by Espace Naturels Sensibles de l'Orne or Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine.


Flowering art :


 ST FRAIMBAULT,  **** FLOWERED VILLAGE


 DOMFRONT,  *** FLOWERED TOWN


 OTHER PARKS AND GARDENS
"Jardin privé de Mme Morello" - Domfront en Poiraie.
+ 33 (0)2 33 38 52 67
"Parc de l'Hôtel de France" - Domfront en Poiraie. + 33 (0)2 33 38 51 44
"Jardin pédagogique" - St Bômer les Forges +33 (0)7 70 66 97 51


 PEAR TREES IN BLOSSOM
As spring closes in, a breathtaking scene is disclosed as the pear trees start blossoming.
Not to be missed : the circuit on April 16, 2017 starting from Mantilly.



 
   
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