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About Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park covers 257,000 hectares across two regions and four départements. It consists of hedged farmland, forests, orchards, rivers, lakes, marshland, moors and peat bogs, and is home to the Mancelles Alps. There are several beautiful trails through the park that make a good way of exploring its natural beauty. The park also encompasses the Sarthe river valley and the large Forest of Andaines. There’s a real sense of adventure when exploring this part of Normandy.

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Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans

Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans

66.81km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

Le Mans Cathedral is known for its architecture and its rich collection of stained glass and the striking bifurcating flying buttresses. Its construction was completed in the 14th century. The cathedral is dedicated to the first bishop of the town, Saint Julian of Le Mans, who founded Christianity around the beginning of the 4th century in the city.

L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes

L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes

70.67km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

A large Benedictine monastery founded around 1060 by William the Conqueror and his wife. It is a gem of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It also houses William the Conqueror’s tomb. Today the buildings have become the seat of the town hall. Together with the recently rehabilitated Place Saint-Sauveur, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes forms a unique heritage complex.

Caen Castle

Caen Castle

71.01km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

Caen Castle is one of the largest medieval enclosures in Europe. It was built of Caen stone around 1060. It stood first and foremost as a place of power, where the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England regularly held their major assemblies. It is now home to the Musée de Normandie and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Its terrace and ramparts command fine views over the town and there is also a public park surrounding this castle.

Chemin de fer du Montenvers

Chemin de fer du Montenvers

71.61km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

The Montenvers Railway is a 5.1-kilometer-long metric gauge Haute-Savoie French cogwheel railway line. It was inaugurated in 1909, and connects Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Montenvers, a viewpoint over the Mer de Glace which allows tourists to access an ice cave. In 2009, with more than 800,000 travelers, this line was the most frequented tourist attraction in the Rhône-Alpes region.The line is operated by the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc , which also manages many ski lift facilities in the Mont Blanc mass

Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

72.49km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a museum devoted to motorsport located at the Circuit de la Sarthe in, France. About 100 antique vehicles, several collectibles, dozens of films, and archive photos are included in its permanent display.

Mémorial de Caen

Mémorial de Caen

72.54km from Parc naturel régional et Géoparc Normandie-Maine

The Caen Memorial is a museum and war memorial located in Caen on the history of the xx th century whose thematic whole while facing the fragility of the peace, but it is primarily a history museum. In 2007, it was the most visited French museum outside Île-de-France with 400,000 visitors. The Caen Memorial has received the " Musée de France " label and is part of the International Network of Museums for Peace. Since 2006, the Caen Memorial has been constantly changing, each year its permanent r

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Normandy

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Northwesternmost of the 18 regions of France. Normandy's name comes from the settlement of the territory by mainly Danish and Norwegian Vikings ("Northmen") from the 9th century.

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