Experience the Orne
Enjoy a nature getaway in Orne in the heart of authentic Normandy, a whole patchwork of landscapes steeped in rich traditions that remain intact. From the delightful manor houses of the Perche region to the spa resort of Bagnoles de l’Orne oozing with Belle Epoque charm, and from the rich heritage of Alençon and its needlepoint lace to our characterful towns and villages, there are plenty of must-see places for anyone who enjoys the Normandy art of living. Orne is also the land of the horse, man’s noblest conquest, worthily represented at the horse world’s very own Palace of Versailles, the Haras National du Pin (stud farm). Cider, perry, jam, local farmers’ markets and the famous Camembert also feature in your mouthwatering holiday schedule. Nature enthusiasts will love Orne in Normandy, with its greenways, miles and miles of hiking paths, and the most surprising of settings such as those of Norman Switzerland, the Auge and Alpes Mancelles areas, the River Ouche so dear to the heart of the Countess of Ségur… and two regional nature parks, Normandy & Maine, and Perche.