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Heritage:

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



 DOMFRONT CASTLE

in Domfront -
XI-XVth Centuries, free visit of the site every day. Guided tours in English at 2.30 pm on May 12, June 12, July 17, August 14 and September 25 (3€). For groups all year round on appointment.
> The tour of the Castle, here

 MEDIEVAL CITY OF DOMFRONT

In Domfront - XII-XIIIth centuries, free visit of the city.
Guided tours in English at 3.30 pm on May 12, June 12, July 17, August 14 and September 25 (3€). For groups all year round on appointment.
> 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.


 MUSEUM CHARLES LEANDRE
Town Hall - Domfront
A collection of all the donations to Domfront city through time.
Open from June 15 to September 15 and during French holidays, on Fridays from 10 to 12am.


 TREASURE HUNTS in DOMFRONT Area
4 booklets to explore the area:
- Castle and medieval city
- Notre Dame area
- St Fraimbault
- Lonlay (soon)
2€ by booklet to be withdrawn at the Tourist Office. For all, all year round, to be done by yourself or by team, as a tourist or local, from 1 to 92.



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. (3€).

+33 (0)6 59 07 75 90
> Site Internet


 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 all year round on appointment (1.50€) +33 (0)6 12 96 01 34

> www.chaslerie.fr


TOUR DE BONVOULOIR
In Juvigny s/s Andaine -
XVth century
Free outside visit everyday (free).
Guided tours at 3.30pm in French on May 20, June 25, September 8, October 14.
> Click here to download the app.


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€.
+33 (0)6 12 71
21 76


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 French from March to November (4€) and for groups all year round on appointment.
> The history of the abbey here


 NOTRE DAME SUR L'EAU in DOMFRONT
In Domfront -
Round the XIIth century
Inside and outside visit everyday from 10 am to 6 pm. Guided tours at 2.30pm on May 26, June 10, September 22, October 7
(4€) and for groups all year round.
> 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.
Tours in English including the spire at 5pm on May 12, June 12, July 17, August 14, September 25, 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.


 IN ST ROCH SUR EGRENNE
In St Roch sur Egrenne
- A XVth century church
- Le Monument du Sacré Coeur (1930)
- La Forteresse (1960)
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.
Visits for groups all year round on appoitment at the Tourist Office.
Guided tours at 2.30pm on April 24, May 15, June 18, September 24 (4€).

> 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


 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€.
New! An app to explore the site : fauna and flora, geology, touristic history and of course the legend with pictures, sound tracks and games.


 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.


 SAINTE ANNE HILLOCK
In Domfront - Rocky hillock facing the castle of Domfront. Free access
Guided tours at 2.30 on June 4, July 24, August 8, Septembre 22, October 7 (4€)
.
> 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.


 MOUNT MARGANTIN
In St Brice en Passais - A 270 metres high, 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 visit 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



 ROUELLÉ MARSHES
In Rouellé - Free access.
Marshes with exceptionnal biodiversity.
Discovery track.
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


 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 : mi April when the pear trees blossom.


 
   
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