Tourism and Activities

You will always find interesting things to do near the Pinchèvre Cottage, whatever the weather, and whether you are with family, young children or friends.


Within a 10 km area of the Cottage :

The picturesque town centre of Alençon and its famous Basilica

Traditional farmers’ markets on Thursdays and Saturdays in Alençon town centre and on Sunday morning in the district of Courteille

The 4 Normandy cinema

Alençon’s art gallery and lace museum (Alençon lace is part of the UNESCO world heritage), and the museum of Saint Theresa of Lisieux.

Alencea Aquatic Centre (, 

The National Theatre (

 La Luciole, a venue for pop, rock and modern music events (

Laser Quest (,

Bowling Alley (


Within 20 km around the Cottage

The Ecouves animal park

The traditional local brewery (“le Brewery”) " (

The Haras du Pin National Stud Farm

The Castle of Carrouges

Two listed villages :  St Léonard des Bois and Saint Cénéri, the beautiful gardens of “La Mansonnière” and the “Domaine du Gasseau” activities .

The 24-hour Le Mans racing circuit is just  40 minutes away. (



There are lots of sports to appeal to all ages and interests

Mountain Biking:  The cottage is just a few hundred metres from the Ecouves XC Extreme Mountain Biking trail. )

Running,  jogging, rambling

Horseriding :  You may bring your horses for trekking or endurance training. You can also leave them in our stables for flat and steeplechase training.

9-hole golf course in nearby Arçonnay

Canoeing and kayaking in Saint Leonard des Bois and from the Canoe Base at Guéramé Alençon

High ropes forest adventure park in Saint Leonard des Bois, Domaine du Gasseau,

Bungee jumping in Saint Georges le Gaultier


Lots of other ideas on the Tourist Office website :

and on the Orne County Council website: