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Activities linked to the region and the history of France

Sport and Recreation

  • There is a wide range of sports and activities on offer nearby: walking in the surrounding countryside, horse racing, angling, cycling, golf, horse riding.
  • Le Pin stud built by Louis XIV in the style of Versailles
  • Ouest Karting – Go-karting, Circuit international du Grand Ouest, La Haute Folie, 61500 AUNAY-LES-BOIS
  • Taster flights, flying school (ultra-lights and gyrocopters) Argentan Aerodrome => Route d’Alençon, 61200 ARGENTAN
  • Horse lovers: Find out about breeding racehorses and Percheron draught horses (lessons and rides available). Ferme Percheronne de Montaumer, 61560 LA MESNIERE or Elevage d’Egée, St Fulgent des Ormes 61130
  • Le Mans 24-hour race track is a mere 50-minute drive from the château.
  • Riding lessons available at Double Farm, 3 km from the château.
  • Bellême golf course (a 5-minute drive from the château). Open every day of the year, this challenging 18-hole course overlooks hills and forests. Ideal for high-level competitions and recreational players. Beginners will like the 3-hole practice tee on the outskirts of the town.
    * Challenging 18-hole course, par 72 – 5,942 metres
    * 3 practice holes
    * 60 hectares designed to international standards
    * an impeccable course for exceptional playing comfort
    * 1 putting green
    * 16 golf buggies
    * an 18-bay driving range including 8 under cover
    * Golfy* network partner

Sightseeing and museums

  • Visit the castles in the Perche area: Château de Chanceaux and its chapel, St Jouin de Blavou, Château d’O, Château de Médavy, Château de Carrouges, Château de Sassy, Château du Bourg-Saint-Léonard, Château de Gacé, Manoir de Courboyer (manor house), Donjon de Chambois (keep)
  • Cathedral in Lisieux
  • Bohin pins and needles factory – Saint-Sulpice sur Risle
  • Art gallery and lace museum in Alençon
  • Camembert cheese museum in Camembert
  • Sées Cathedral
  • Notre Dame de Montligeon
  • Mémorial de Montormel (war museum), Les Hayettes, 61160 Montormel: breathtaking views of the Dives Valley
  • Villages: Pervenchères, La Perrière, Mamers, Mortagne au Perche, Bellême

Local produce

  • Organic goats’ cheese, Ferme Les Pampilles, Le bourg, 61230 Cisai-Saint-Aubin (cheese shop and cheese-making classes
  • Graindorge cheese factory in Livarot (tour and shop: Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’évêque)
  • Durand cheese factory in Camembert
  • Cows’ milk cheese factory opposite the Château
  • Black sausage, Mortagne au Perche
  • Cider and Calvados (apple brandy)
  • Chocolatier: Charles Bataille, award winner, in Bellême, a fortified town