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Tourism in Normandy : what to do in the Alençon area

What to do at the Château de Saint Paterne

In the parc you will find an outdoor heated pool open from early May to the end of September. It is 15m x 5m. Badmington, ping pong table, a huge trampoline, bicycles, swings, balls and croquet are at your disposal anytime.

Our beautiful 2.5 acre park, with large old trees is a great place for a walk. In the château you can find games, DVDs, cards, monopoly etc..


New at Saint Paterne, massage in your room !
Treat yourself to a shiatsu or essential oil massage. Thierry Johnson our massage specialist, is at your service. Thierry has 15 years of experience as a massage therapist and has studied shiatsu for over 4 years.

One hour massage : 60 €

What to do nearby ?

For golfers

Golf d’Arçonnay at 3km, 9 holes Tél. : 02 33 28 56 67

Golf de Bellême at 40km, 18 holes Tél. : 02 33 73 12 79

For tennis players

There are two new tennis courts in the village, and we have the keys for them (they are available most of the time without booking)

For horseback riding lovers

Ecurie des As Taquins : horse back riding for any age and any level, located 2 km away from the town center of Alençon. You need to book ahead, especially in summer time. Our children ride there!

Monsieur et Madame Zalkind,
Tél. : +33 (0)2 43 34 31 79.

For cycling and walking routes

We can provide maps for exploring the two forests, Perseigne and Ecouves which surround Alençon. Also Saint Ceneri le Gerei and Saint Leonard des Bois, in the Alpes Mancelles is a great place to start a walk in this beautiful norman nature.

Aéroclub d’Alençon

For a first flight or a flight over the region. At 10mn away from Saint Paterne
Tél. : +33 (0)2 33 29 25 86

For a big thrill, bunjee jumping

The closest bunjee jumping from Paris.
Le viaduc de Saint Georges le Gaultier
Tél. : +33 (0)6 73 99 13 36

Canoeing in the Alpes Mancelles

Why not try canoeing on the Sarthe, for a half or a full day. Lovely river, beautiful countryside and over 40 km of rivers to float.
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Your children will enjoy

Alpes Mancelles Tree Top Adventure

St Léonard-des-Bois , 15 minutes from Saint Paterne. Always a hit with children, these tree-top walks, zip-line descents and climbs are graded to be suitable for all abilities age 5 upwards.

Domaine zoologique de Pescheray

In direction of Le mans, one hour away from St Paterne, in the heart of a gorgeous forest , an afternoon walk with all types of animals, kangaroo, deers, ships, wolfs, bears etc.

Zoo de La Flèche

Animals from the 4 continents on 35 acre of land.

Karting on the Essay circuit

25mn drive from Saint Paterne, you have an international competition circuit, which welcome adults and children starting at the age of 7. Parents and children can have an unforgettable moment. Booking required - 06 87 24 34 39 - 02 33 27 65 87

Bowling d'Arçonnay

10 minutes from Saint Paterne.
Le Petit Coudray rte du Mans - 72610 ARCONNAY
Téléphone : 02 33 28 94 76

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