Les Boucles de la Sarthe leisure area
On the banks of the Sarthe River, in the heart of the Alpes Mancelles and the village of Saint-Léonard-des-Bois, you can settle down on one of the tables or on your tablecloth to enjoy your picnic while taking in the view of the village’s two mounts, Narbonne and Haut-Fourché.
Before or after your break, you can enjoy of the hiking trails and the many outdoor activities available around the village, climb Mont Narbonne to meet the animals in the wildlife park, or go and discover the Domaine du Gasseau.
Public toilets and showers
On the banks of the Bienne river
Surrounded by the Bienne river, one of the small tributary of the Sarthe river, this picnic area will welcome you for an original meal! Indeed, by the water’s edge, a friendly little spot with games and picnic tables … But be warned, you may be in for a surprise, as you’re not sitting on “common” tables, but rather on the very special games that are part of the Piacé le Radieux contemporary art center! Take a seat at the “Villa Parmentier” for a moment of sheltered relaxation.
Before or after your break, take the opportunity to discover the forty or so works on the contemporary art trail scattered throughout the village: the “Grotte de nez” (nose cave), the giant breeze block or the Keeque, that funny stick-man, symbol of Piacé le Radieux.
Contemporary art trail
Sans Souci leisure area
On the banks of the Sarthe river, near the Sans Souci campsite, this area offers a few picnic tables as well as games for kids. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines in the river (a minimum day permit is required), and those who prefer to laze around can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Before or after your break, you can head back up to the medieval center of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe to discover its heritage and history, or cruise the Sarthe river in a canoe or electric boat to appreciate the Petite Cité de Caractère from another angle. For the younger ones, the mini-golf course or swimming pool will allow you to enjoy the place a little longer.
Seasonal canoe and electric boat rental
Pool and mini-golf open from june to august
Gué Ory leisure area
On the banks of the Sarthe river, on the Gué Ory site, this quiet leisure area surrounded by trees offers a friendly place for a family picnic: tables, benches, children’s games, petanque court…. Located right on the banks of the Sarthe river, fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines here (please note that a minimum of a daily fishing permit is required).
Before or after your break, take advantage of Gué Ory’s central location to discover the various must-sees of our region: head for Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier to enjoy our hiking trails, head for Fresnay-sur-Sarthe to discover its heritage, or let yourself be guided to Saint-Léonard-des-Bois for a stroll in the heart of the Alpes Mancelles.