Discover the medieval historical center of Le Mans, composed of cobbled streets, some of which are classified as historical monuments, as well as the Gallo-Roman wall and the Cathedral of Saint Julien. This part of the city is known for its use in cloak and dagger movies.
To do on market days to enjoy the atmosphere of the terraces!
At 15 min from the house
Located 25 minutes from L'Orée du Mans, the Alpes Mancelles promise a mountainous setting in the heart of the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park.
This natural region of the Sarthe, which extends into the Orne and Mayenne, has a green landscape with the appearance of a medium-sized mountain. From small woods to forests, from narrow gorges cluttered with rocks to hills covered with a carpet of heather, beautiful hikes in perspective!
The site classified Natura 2000 shelters a protected fauna and a flora which one can contemplate through various proposed courses: On foot, by bike and by canoe ...
The Royal Abbey of Epau is a Cistercian abbey founded in 1229 by Queen Berangère of Navarre, widow of Richard the Lionheart. She is buried there.
In 1958, its restoration began, restoring the abbey to its original 13th century appearance.
A varied cultural program
15 minutes from the house
The first of the Loire castles in the north of the valley, Le Lude, is a historical castle, a living and inhabited residence.
50 minutes from L'Orée du Mans, at the gateway to Anjou, the castle and gardens of Le Lude are part of the great castles of the Loire Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
It is one of the rare among the great castles to be still inhabited, object of all the care of a family which has occupied it for 260 years. The castle is a testimony of four centuries of French architecture, a defensive fortress transformed during the Renaissance and the classical period into an elegant residence with a palace-like appearance. Young and old alike will be seduced by the labyrinth, the stables or the underground passages, all of which are beautiful surprises along the way.
Located 50 minutes from L'Orée du Mans, it offers one of the largest collections in France with over a thousand animals. It is an emblematic park that skilfully combines respect for biodiversity, innovation and the wonder of visitors. Founded in 1946, La Flèche Zoo was the first private zoo to be created in France. Nearly a century later, it still stands out and is one of the top 5 French zoological parks in terms of the number of visitors to the La Flèche Zoo: the diversity of the plant species it houses. The Zoo emphasizes its preservation and counts among its decorations, more than 800 plant species, all carefully positioned according to the ambiences recreated for the animals. On its 18 hectares, the park shelters 1500 animals from 150 different species
Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford, Porsche, Matra, Audi ... all the big names are represented by their mythical models that immerse the visitor in the greatest endurance race in the world.
300m² of temporary exhibitions complete this thematic tour.
A one-hour immersion in the world of motorsport and endurance.
You will leave this museum understanding why Le Mans is the cradle of motor racing.
Didactic and playful, it will seduce young and old, beginners and experts.
At 20 min from L'Orée du Mans.
Enjoy the sensations and challenge yourself at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting. Have fun with friends or family with 3 karting circuits, 150 karts and a panoramic terrace with its restaurant.
Take advantage of being on site to sit behind the wheel of cars on the biggest circuits in the world! The immersive simulators on jacks will give you exceptional sensations.
25 minutes from L'Orée du Mans
Papéa Parc offers you more than 30 attractions, a circus show, and a large choice of restaurants to gather family and friends.
This superb park with sensational family attractions is located 20 minutes from L'Orée du Mans.
7 hectares of activities in the middle of nature!
Accrobranche, Espace Pitchouns, Paintball, Outdoor Laser Game, Bubble Foot, Archery Tag, Orientation, Treasure Hunt and Climbing are on the menu of this park.
At 18 min from L'Orée du Mans.
River, nautical base or water level of the Sarthe, they are magnificent spots of bathing which will know how to delight you. Located in the heart of the forest, Coco plage has a lake and countless sports activities on the water or in the forest. Farniente or fields days are also possible on the leisure base of Terre Activ', an outdoor escape game or treasure hunts.
By canoe or kayak, the navigation is ideal to discover the rivers or the environment of a pond over several days.
For the more sporty, venture to Wake Paradise in Spay for wake board jumping sessions only 25 minutes from L'Orée du Mans.
A zoo like no other, 25 minutes from L'Orée du Mans
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