Cultural Activities

Garden at Maison Courboyer

Local interest : The Maison du Parc Courboyer is 9km away and is the activity and craft centre for The Perche. There is a manor house to visit, exhibitions and displays, a restaurant, tourist information and beautiful grounds where you will see the traditional Percheron horses. Country craft courses and activities are available. Visit www.parc-naturel-perche.fr
The eco-museum of The Perche at Sainte-Gauburge is the place to go to learn about rural life and traditional Percheron crafts of the 19th and the 20th centuries. There are courses and demonstrations each year on all aspects of rural life : bee-keeping, restoration using lime wash / lime mortar, cooking in a bread oven …..Go to www.orne.fr/musees-sites/ecomusee-perche.

Art : there are lots of artists in the area, with galleries and exhibitions to visit. Bring your art materials and be inspired by this lovely setting.

Anitques and flea markets : The Summer and Autumn are the times for street markets, where private and professional sellers bring their antiques, bric-a-brac and junk to sell. Go to www.calendrier-des-brocantes.com for information. For year-round shopping there are numerous antique shops, auctions, indoor markets and house-clearances.

Gardens : Manoir de Pontgirard (1km); La Petite Rochelle, Rémalard (15 min) ; Réveillon (13km) ; Saint-Maurice-sur-Huisne (4km).

Churches, manor houses and chateaux to visit : Nocé (9km ), La Chapelle Montiligeon ( 8km); Longny au Perche (6km); Mortagne au Perche (16km); Nogent le Rotrou (20km) ; La Ferté-Vidame (27 km) …plus many more !!