Castles and Manor-Houses:
"The Castle and the Medieval City" of Domfront - XIIth
century, free visit of the site every day. Guided tours in English every
Wednesday from June 15th to September 15th at 3 pm (3 € per person).
"The Bonelière Manor-House" in St Mars d'Egrenne
- XVIth century, free visits in July and August from 2 to 8 pm.
"Montchauveau Manor-House" in Céaucé
- XVIIth century, free outdoor tour and partial indoor visit in July
and August from 2 to 6 pm or on appointment.
"The Saucerie Gate-House" in La Haute Chapelle - XIVth
and XVIth centuries (listed), outdoor visit all year round.
"The Guyardière Manor-House" in La Haute
Chapelle - XVIIth century, free outdoor visit all year round only
around the pond.
Chaslerie Manor-House" in La Haute Chapelle - XVIth century,
free outdoor visit all year round. Indoor visits for groups on appointment.
here to visit the Chaslerie Web Site.
"The Nocherie Manoir-House" in St Bômer les Forges
- XVIth century, free outdoor visit all year round.
"The Bonvouloir Tower" in Juvigny s/s Andaine - XVth century,
free outdoor visit all year round. Free guided tours, every thursday
at 2:30 pm from 19 april to 30 october on booking (French only).
Contact : 02 33 37 50 83
Guérinière Manor House" at Passais la Conception
- XVIIth century, outdoor guided tour from the 1st of july to the 31st
of august, from saturday to wednesday included, from 1 to 7 pm (free
entrance, french only).
de la Bérardière" at St Bômer les Forges
- XVIIIth century, free visit of the parc all year round, on week-ends.
Inside visits on appointment.
Chapels and Churches:
"Notre-Dame Abbey Church" in Lonlay l'Abbaye - XIth
and XIVth centuries, situated in the heart of a lush valley, 10km away
from Domfront. Free outdoor and indoor visit, every day from 8 am to
Church" in Domfront - XIth and XIIth centuries, a gem of the
Romanesque Norman art, free outdoor and indoor visit all year round
from 9 am to 6 pm.
the document about Lonlay Abbey and Notre-Dame sur l'Eau here.
"St Julien Church" in Domfront - XXth century, neo-byzantine
style made of reinforced concrete. The works are done now, inside access
is allowed since september 1st 2013.
Oratoire Chapels" in Passais-la-Conception - XIXth and XXth
centuries, an ensemble of 2 chapels, one with remarkable contemporary
paintings and a XVIIth century altarpiece. Free visit all year round
from 9 am to 7 pm.
the document about St Julien and Oratoire here.
When time stood still:
"La Table au Diable" in Passais la Conception. Neolithic
"Le Menhir du Perron" in Passais la Conception. Standing
"Le Menhir de la Châtaigneraie" in St Siméon.
Dolmen du Creux" in St Bômer les Forges. Dolmen.
"La Motte Féodale" in Sept-Forges. Medieval
"Le Gué de Loré" in Loré. Roman
the document about megaliths here.
Iron Mining Heritage:
"La Maison du Fer" in Dompierre - Iron museum. Photos,
artefacts, models concerning ironworks in the Bocage and the old trades.
Contact : 02.33.38.03.25
Forges de Varenne" in Champsecret - An iron mill using the
charcoal technique, one of the best preserved in Europe, guided tours
Contact : 02.33.37.96.07
Butte Rouge" in Dompierre - Iron ore calcination kilns, free
visit all year round.
Fosse Arthour" in St Georges de Rouelley - A 70 metre-deep
gorge cut into the ancient mountain. There you can enjoy various activities
such as rock climbing, horse riding and hiking. Listed in 1966.
Andaine Forest" between Domfront and Bagnoles de l'Orne - State-owned
forest, once part of the biggest forest of the Département. Nature
lovers will appreciate the lovely walks, mushrooms and blueberry picking
and the ever present wild life.
"The Sainte-Anne Mound" in Domfront - Rocky hill facing
Domfront Castle across the gorge.
here the document to walk on Tertre Sainte Anne.
"Mount Margantin" in St Brice-en-Passais - 270 metres
above sea level, situated between Domfront and Céaucé,
it is reputedly one of the sites haunted by witches to hold their Sabbath...
"The Bizet Mound" in Lonlay l'Abbaye - Exceptional
flora: Erica Ciliaris and Molinia Caerulea.
Fraimbault" The flowered village. International award-winner
and "4 flowers national Prize" since 1988, St Fraimbault is
one of the most beautiful flowered villages in France. Thanks to the
involvement of its inhabitants and the originality of the floral setting,
St Fraimbault is sure to surprise you!
Contact : 02.33.38.32.22 or 02.33.30.69.60
"The pear trees in bloom" - As spring
closes in, a breathtaking scene is disclosed as the pear trees start
blossoming. A signed route can be followed to enjoy the lush spectacle
of pear tree orchards, typical of this region.