World War Two Memorial Sites
Orne was the battlefield for the decisive, final phase of the 1944 Battle of Normandy. See Remember Them to find out about the superb infrastructure of museums and memorial sites across Normandy.
Domfront & Chambois
Both were the scene of Medieval power struggles between Normandy's warring overlords. See Remember Them for more info on how to visit.
Maison natale de Sainte Thérèse de Lisieux
Saint Teresa gained fame as the Little Flower of Jesus for her belief that small acts, like scattering flowers, showed her devotion better than great deeds. Born in Alençon in 1873, her home is a museum. The chapel next door is a place of pilgrimage. New theatre recreates the ambiance and authenticity of Theresa's life
The Châteaux Trail
Along with Château de Gacé and Château de Carrouges try these. Most offer guided tours :
Château de Carrouges
15th to 17 th century, grounds and gardens. Interior furnishings, portrait room.
Château de Sassy
18th-century, with gardens by Achille Duchêne.
15th to 17th century, Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Château de Médavy
18th-century built on site of 15th-century fort. Rare atlas collection.
Domaine et Manoir de Courboyer
16th-century, with plenty going on – restaurant, shop, nature trails, book shop.
Château du Bourg-Saint-Léonard
With English gardens & park.