Le Domaine des butineuses dans le Perche

Take a deep breath in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the wellness resort

When the gym is always a little crowded, you’re bored with your usual jog around the park fountain, and that issue at work clouds the back of your mind… it’s time for a change of scene.

In Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, grab your trainers and head for the forest to switch off and fill your lungs with fresh air.


Bagnoles-de-l’Orne belongs to a national network of 37 trail-running resorts (Stations de Trail®)

These areas are organised with trail-runners in mind, to allow you to enjoy this sport which is renowned for reducing stress levels and improving physical fitness. Trail-running resorts are aimed as much at novice runners as seasoned athletes keen to perfect their sport and discover new terrain. Organised trail-running breaks and supervised courses are also proposed occasionally.

Forêt © JE Rubio

Ready, steady… RUN!

In the heart of the forest around Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, 12 trails ranging from 5 to 60km offer running terrain for 4 different levels.

These include the Saint-Ortaire priory trail for a short run and the rather more challenging Bonvouloir tower trail… Just take your pick. The different itineraries take you exploring the resort’s natural features and architectural heritage. Choose your setting, level of difficulty and elevation range, and off you go, following the coloured waymarkers from start to finish.

Photo Edito Rando

Sweet reward for your effort

Le Bien être dans l'Orne © Goodshoot

Today, the B’O spa proposes a range of treatments and cosmetics directly inspired by the neighbouring forest.

To oxygenate your skin, count on their chlorophyll and forest plant extracts. Andaine hazelnuts, barley and daisies from the meadow complete these products based on Bagnoles-de-l’Orne spa water, which has mainly relaxant and anti-inflammatory properties.