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A desire for nature

A green setting to recharge your batteries!

Classified as a Natura 2000 site, the Alpes Mancelles offer atypical landscapes reminiscent of the mountains. Located in the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie Maine, the Alpes Mancelles are the perfect blend of rest and adventure, discovering Espaces Naturels Sensibles or escapading on the banks of the river Sarthe.

An exceptional listed site,

the Alpes Mancelles

The Alpes Mancelles is a natural region located between the Sarthe, Orne and Mayenne departments, marked by significant and varied relief reminiscent of mountain landscapes. Formed around 1.5 million years ago, they are the combined result of the uplift of a plateau and its excavation by the Sarthe river. Erosion of the rocks by wind, water and frost also contributed to the formation of the current site.

Close to nature, discover the

Sensitive Natural Areas

The Sarthe region boasts a remarkable natural heritage: varied natural environments, rich in diverse, sometimes rare and protected flora and fauna. For nearly 30 years, the Sarthe department has been committed to protecting and enhancing this heritage, through the designation of 17 sites as Sensitive Natural Areas (Espaces Naturels Sensibles in french). Of these, 4 are in the Alpes Mancelles region.

At the water’s edge,

the Sarthe River

The Sarthe River flows through the heart of the Alpes Mancelles and crosses them from north to south, forming numerous meanders. Whether you want to take a break by the water, spend an afternoon fishing with the family or canoe with friends, it’s a must-see during your stay in the Alpes Mancelles.