This route will take you through the Normandy Bocage with its hedgerows and orchards of long- stemmed pear trees. The best month to follow this route is April, when the pear trees blossom with thousands of white flowers – an unforgettable sight!
This is the kingdom of perry, a heady drink not dissimilar from some white wines from Anjou. Local perry makers will welcome you and let you sample their products.
On the route :
Domfront (Petite Cité de Caractère®)
The medieval town of Domfront, perched on its promontory, is one of “the most beautiful detours in France” and
rich in history – numerous kings have stayed in its castle: among them, William the Conqueror, Henry II of England and Richard the Lionheart. It was the future Henry I of England who built the mighty castle, the ruins of which can be seen today.
Don’t miss the Église Notre Dame sur l’Eau, a real gem of Normandy Roman art, as well as the exhibition hall in the Musée Charles Léandre.
Every other year on the first weekend of August, the town puts on a medieval festival complete with entertainment, market and banquet. Accredited as a Site “Remarquable du Goût”, Domfront is the perfect place to savour the flavours of the region!
The Centre de Pleine Nature in Torchamp is located in an old windmill on the Varenne, surrounded by the green Normandy Bocage (canoe, kayak and mountain bike hire by the hour, ½ day or day).
A Village Fleuri with a 4 Flowers classification and winner of the Prix National de Fleurissement, this is a village of 100,000 flowers. Floral creations in its “drôles de jardins”, celebrate a different theme every year.
The lake offers plenty of opportunities for leisure and relaxation.