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Alençon / Carrouges

[ Cycle routes Veloscenic, Paris <> Mont-St-Michel ] [ The Pays d'Alençon Area ]
  • 30.5 km
  • expert Level Expert

La Véloscénie meanders along quiet roads through the Pays d'Alençon area up to the Château de Carrouges, headquarters of the Normandie-Maine Park. Enjoy delightful views onto Ecouves Forest before the challenging stretch to reach Carrouges, only suitable for the fit!

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The quite significant slopes along these quiet roads mean that this stage requires physical fitness and stamina. Signposting in place in the whole Orne department except in Domfront center.


Alençon : +33 2 33 80 66 33

Carrouges : la maison du Parc Normandie-Maine : +33 2 33 81 75 75


Not to be missed

Carrouges : Carrouges Castle

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Carrouges Castle

Magnificent Carrouges Castle was built from 14th to 16th centuries. Its wings, made of brick and granite, surround a rectangular courtyard. The buildings, which include two square corner towers, a keep and a gatehouse, are surrounded by a moat. Visit the furnished apartments inside and the room where King Louis XI spent a night. As to the former collegiate church (the 'chanoinerie'), it's now home to the team of the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine. 











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