Orne or L'Orne, in Normandy, has a very rich nature. Visit the fields, rolling plateaus, and forests of the Pays d'Auge, discover the mountains and plains of the Suisse Normande with the gorges carved by the river. Stroll through the Pays du Bocage or the Haras Region. It is also in the heart of the Suisse Normande, straddling Calvados and the department of Orne.
The National Pine Stud is a 19th century estate with more than 1,100 hectares. Nicknamed the "Versailles of the Horse", the stud farm is now an important tourist site offering guided tours, shows, demonstrations, exhibitions and sports competitions.
L'Orne is the birthplace of Camembert! Enjoy your stay to taste this unique, fragrant and unctuous cheese. To go further: go to the House of Camembert, a farm of the thirteenth century that tells the story of the camembert and you discover the different cheese AOC Normandy. Get started and make a marathon of Norman cheeses!
L'Orne is also the birthplace of the Biscuiterie de l'Abbaye. Open more than a century ago in Lonlay The abbey, this nationally known biscuit factory can be visited. During this visit you will learn more about the history of this family business. It's also an opportunity to taste the different biscuits!
In the heart of the Suisse Normande is the Roche d'Oëtre. The natural lookout is the most prestigious of the West! This site is classified "Sensitive Natural Area" especially because it is home to many rare animal and plant species. From the top of its 118 meters, Roche d'Oëtre dominates the gorges of the Rouvre. Many activities are organized on site, such as hiking and orientation trails, a trail for mountain bikes, an acrobatic park and of course walks on the back of cows and ponies!
For lovers of nature and open spaces, the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park and the Perche Regional Nature Park will not leave you indifferent! These parks include preserved forests, plains, gentle hills but also urbanized areas. Discover this rich nature on foot, by bike or on horseback!
Bagnoles and Alençon, two exceptional cities!
The spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne in the heart of Andaines forest, is a space of leisure and well-being. On this Grand Domaine and around you can practice Nordic walking, golf, walk in the forest or go horseback riding! Finally if you are looking for a little thrill, there are races at the racetrack and the casino!
The city of Alençon is located in the heart of the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park. Stroll through the medieval district of Saint-Léonard, discover the mansions dating from the seventeenth century and the glass dome of the Halle au Blé. In order not to miss anything, we advise you to make the visits of the city organized by the tourist office.