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Discover Le Mans and Sarthe

Make the most of your stay in the Sarthe valley to explore Le Mans, Haute Sarthe, Alpes Mancelles, Pays d'Alençon, Saosnois, Vallée du Loir  and Perche Sarthois...

 

Pôle Européen du Cheval

Located 10 minutes from the hotel, the Pôle European (European pole) organises national and international horseriding events of all levels and disciplines as well as improvement courses.  For 25 years this riding centre has brought together different players involved in the horse industry: professionals, businesses, craftsmen and researchers.

 

Museums in Le Mans 

Discover the local history from prehistory to the present day at the various museums in Le Mans.  On the programme: permanent and temporary exhibitions, guided tours and conferences at the archeology and history museum, the fine arts museum and the Egyptian gallery, Queen Berengère museum and the natural history museum.

 

Le Mans cathedral 

This outstanding example  of Gothic architecture, often compared to Reims cathedral, is particularly remarkable for the beauty of its stained glass windows and painted vaults in the Virgin Chapel.

To see and do: «The Christ », the work of a sculptor and contemporary goldsmith Goudji, the large organs, the Celestial concert of 47 musician angels painted onto the vaults of the Virgin Chapel.  If you can, climb to the top (64 metres high) and admire the fabulous view over Le Mans.

 

Le Mans race track: driving course and a lap of the track 

The famous race track is not just the venue for the mythical 24 hours of Le Mans!  You can also try your hand at your favourite motorsport with a qualified instructor and professional driver.  An exciting experience during your stay at the hotel.  Thrilling sensations guaranteed! 

 

Papea leisure park - Le Mans

Located 1.5 km from the hotel: fun rides for young children like Magic Bike, the Caterpillar, the 1900 carousel as well as thrilling rides such as the Flume slide, the pirate ship, the miners' train as well as the 15 metre high Splash waterslide! 

 

L'Épau Abbey

L'Epau abbey is located at the gates to Le Man, 1.5 km from the hotel between the forest and the town.  This ancient Cistercian abbey is a listed historic monument founded in 1229 by Queen Bérangère, wife of Richard the Lionheart.  A definate must-see and a delight to art and history enthusiasts.

 

Arche de la Nature 

Located near the hotel, 10 minutes from Le Mans, the "Arche de la Nature" is a 1110-acre nature reserve offering a kaleidescope of landscapes and colours.  To see and do: the former water factory (1906), the farm which is home to rustic animals, the arboretum, exploring the marked hiking trails and cycle paths, following the fitness trail near Le Closeau car park...

 

Sarthe valley

During your stay at the hotel** de la Pommeraie, discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Sarthe Valley.  On the programme: hiking, visiting châteaux, river activities, strolling around picturesque villages, cycling along « La Sarthe à Vélo » cycle trail which leads to the Loire Valley or Normandy, Solesmes abbey, the medieval village of Asnières sur Végre...

 

 

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