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Heritage:

 DOMFRONT

DOMFRONT : Medieval City
Most worthy Detour of France
Small City of Character
3 Flowered Town
Remarkable Site of Taste
Bike friendly region
Nature friendly town
Remarkable Heritage Site

 DOMFRONT CASTLE

in Domfront -
XI-XVth Centuries, free visit of the site every day. Guided tours in English on appointment.
Footbridge to be replaced in june 2022.
> The tour of the Castle, here

 MEDIEVAL CITY OF DOMFRONT

In Domfront - XII-XIIIth centuries, free visit of the city.
Guided tours in English on appointment.
> The tour in the city, here

 APP "DISCOVER DOMFRONT"
Explore Domfront thanks to this app available in English with 3 loops :
- Castle circuit (45 min, 600 m, 8 stops)
- City circuit (1 h, 1km200, 10 stops)
- Picturesque circuit (1h15, 3km300, 10 stops)
> Downlaod here the document

> Click here to download the app.


 THE WEDDING ROOM - Charles Léandre MUSEUM
Town Hall - Domfront
A collection of all the objects donated to Domfront city through time.
Visits on appointment.


 TREASURE HUNTS in DOMFRONT Area
Booklets to explore the area:
- Castle and medieval city (GB)
- Notre Dame area
- St Fraimbault
- Lonlay (GB)
- Sainte Anne Hillock (GB)

2€ by booklet to be withdrawn at the Tourist Office. For all, all year round.


 THE ROYAL PRISON

in TINCHEBRAY, 4 rue de la Prison
a visit of a 17th and 18th centuries prison and introduction to French Revolution conflict.
Guided tours in July and August on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
+33 (0)2 33 96 19 49



Manor-houses

 MANOIR DE LA CHASLERIE
In La Haute Chapelle -
XVIth century
Free outside visit everyday.
Tours all year round on appointment (1.50€) +33 (0)6 12 96 01 34

> www.chaslerie.fr


 MANOIR DE LA BONELIERE
In St Mars d'Egrenne -
XVIth century.
Manor and medieval garden.
Visits on appointment. (3€).

+33 (0)6 59 07 75 90
> www.manoirdelaboneliere.com


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



TOUR DE BONVOULOIR
In Juvigny s/s Andaine -
XVth century
Free outside visit everyday.
Crepes shop and tea room, discovery loop, ethno-botanic garden.

> Download here the document


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


CHATEAU DE COUTERNE
In Couterne -
XVI-XVIIIe centuries,
Free visit of the parc from july to septembre from Tuesday to Saturday.
Visit of the museum at the same dates, 4€.


Chapels and churches

 LONLAY ABBEY CHURCH
in Lonlay l'Abbaye -
Founded in the XIth century
Free inside and outside visit from 9 am to 7 pm everyday. Guided tours
in English on appointment (4€)
> The history of the abbey here


 NOTRE DAME SUR L'EAU in DOMFRONT
In Domfront -
Round the XIIth century
Inside and outside visit from 10 am to 6 pm except Monday. Guided tours in English on appointment (4€).
Outside works on 2022

> The history of the church, here


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

> The history of the church, here


 LES CHAPELLES DE L'ORATOIRE
In Passais la Conception -
XIXth and XXth centuries, 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.


 IN ST ROCH SUR EGRENNE
In St Roch sur Egrenne
- A XVth century church
- Le Monument du Sacré Coeur (1930's)
- La Forteresse (1960's)
Free visit everyday from 9 am to 6 pm


  Timeless monuments :

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

5,000 years old long-barrow.
Free visit. Visit in English on appoitment (4€)
> Download here the document



 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
> Download here the document


About iron ore :

 LES FORGES DE VARENNE


 LA MAISON DU FER


 LES FOURS DE LA BUTTE ROUGE


 THE MINE PIT


 CAR CIRCUIT FOR THE IRON


> Website for le Savoir et le Fer
Contact : +33 (0)2 33 38 03 25
 THE NAIL WORKSHOP AND THE CLOG HOUSE

Nature beauties :

Natural spots :


 FOSSE ARTHOUR
Between Rouellé and St Georges de Rouelley.
Natural site listed in 1966. A 70m deep gorge cut into the sandstone mountain, ideal for mountain bikers, walkers, climbers, with view points. It is a spot of the GR22 between Lonlay and Mortain.
For a walk : Sheet DFT9 "Entre Tertre et Marais", 11km, 3h, 1€
.
A
n app to explore the site : fauna and flora, geology, touristic history and of course the legend with pictures, sound tracks and games. Document to visit the site here and here.


 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 wild life.
For a walk : sheet n°7 DFT
"Hêtres ou ne pas êtres", 9km, 2h (1€) at the Tourist Office.


 SAINTE ANNE HILLOCK
In Domfront - Rocky hillock facing the castle of Domfront. Free access
Guided tours in English on appointment
.
> The map of the hillock, here.
For kids : Treasure Hunt 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.


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


 BIZET HILLOCK
In Lonlay l'Abbaye - Exceptionnal flora, heather... Access only when guided tours by specialists.
Many visits along the year by Espace Naturels Sensibles de l'Orne or Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine.
www.orne.fr



 LAUNAY PONDS
In La Haute Chapelle - Launay
Free access.
These holes where clay was extracted for potery became ponds with a remarkable biodiversity.
+33 (0)2 31 53 01 05

A discovery loop is being prepared.


 ROUELLÉ MARSHES
In Rouellé - Free access from May to December
Marshes with exceptionnal biodiversity.
> Discovery track and leaflet here
For a walk : DFT9 "La Fosse Arthour, entre tertre et marais" 11 km, 3h.
+33 (0)2 31 53 01 05


Flowering art :


 ST FRAIMBAULT,  **** FLOWERED VILLAGE


 DOMFRONT,  *** FLOWERED TOWN


 CREATIVE AND EPHEMERAL GARDENS

In DOMFRONT - free visit
- Along the Hundred Steps : "the siege" and "green sculptures".
- At the back of the Town Hall : "Bon Henri"
- At Place du Panorama : "Whispering garden"


 OTHER PARKS AND GARDENS
- "Jardin privé de Mme Morello", 1, rue du Lavoir in DOMFRONT
+ 33 (0)2 33 38 52 67
- "Parc de l'Hôtel de France", Route du Mont Saint Michel in DOMFRONT.
+ 33 (0)2 33 38 51 44

- "Jardin pédagogique", le Bourg in ST BOMER LES FORGES
+33 (0)7 70 66 97 51
- "Jardin Ethnobotanique" at Bonvouloir in JUVIGNY SOUS ANDAINE
+ 33 (0)2 33 37 50 83
- "Aurel'i Conception", 8 chemin de la Guillaumée in PASSAIS
+ 33 (0)6 50 36 52 27


 PEAR TREES IN BLOSSOM
As spring closes in, a breathtaking scene is disclosed when the pear trees start blossoming.
Not to be missed : mid April when the pear trees blossom.
> The Perry Route


 
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