The very first iron ore enrichment ovens to be built in Normandy, these are the last remaining stone and brick calcining ovens in the region.
Dating from the 12th century, the tower and dungeon are the only remains of the fortifications that once encircled the city. The tower rises around a spiral...Read more
Saint Nicolas chapel was built in the 14th century by Pierre II de Valois, Count of Alençon.
Within it is an oak altarpiece from the 18th century,...Read more
Megaliths are large stone monuments erected during the Neolithic period (between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C.) Different types can be seen in the area :
– Standing...Read more
Vimoutiers, Sunday the 20th August 1944: the Battle of Normandy is drawing to a close.
The Chambois-Falaise Pocket, where the German troops are
This site was originally a production facility before being transformed into a memorial to the men, women, and children who worked in the forges.
The Site de la Herse is just one of the famous locations tucked away in the Perche region and its forests. Explore the Forêt de Bellême's legendary spots...Read more
This is a must-see site of historical interest in the Perche region. It was here that Blanche of Castile, Saint-Louis King of France's regent, besieged...Read more
Open-pit mine (Middle Ages – 19th century) supplying the Varenne forge with iron ore.
Learn about how iron ore is formed and the ancient methods...Read more
St Clair de Halouze iron mine pithead (1954-1978).
Normandy's last surviving headframe over a mine shaft.