Local Area & Attractions
La Drutière Farmhouse and Gite are located in a small hamlet 3km from the market town of Carrouges in the Normandy Orne region. The property is situated amidst beautiful rolling countryside offering a total get away from it all holiday.
Things to do nearby:
The area boasts a turbulent history and there are many historic chateaux and monasteries as a result. Carrouges, the nearest town at 3km, has a wonderful moated chateau that was built between 14th and 17th century, with various activities happening throughout the year.
Is only 20 miles away. The market square is overlooked by a fantastic twin-spiraled Cathedral. Its streets are lined with ancient stone buildings and it is a place to visit to get a feel for the past and browse the antique shops.
Argentan and Alencon
The two major towns of the region, both offer market squares and spectacular cathedrals as well as many other historic buildings. Both are within 20–25 minutes driving distance and offer easy access and free parking.
A medieval town which consists of lovely narrow streets containing beautifully maintained, centuries old houses and shops.
A wonderful Spa town, worth a visit for its lovely antique shops, gift shops and restaurants alone. There is also a casino there which is set alongside a beautiful lake.
Within 20 minutes, is the renowned Falaise Pocket Museum and the Château Guillaume- the-Conqueror, the birth place of William the Conqueror.
For motor enthusiasts the circuit of Le Mans is just 50 minutes way. The motor museum is an absolute must to see and when there is no racing on, why not take a drive down the Mulsanne Straight.
For horse lovers the Haras du Pin National Stud is just 35 minutes away, guided tours of the stud and unmissable events throughout the year.
If it's exercise that you want there are numerous places to walk in the surrounding picturesque countryside and it has great safe cycling roads for those wishing to go further afield; the Tour de France came past our road on it's way through to Carrouges in 2015.
For day trips try:
Mont St Michel
A world heritage site with a history thought to date back to 708 ad Le Mont St Michel has a spectacular abbey and is equally interesting when viewed as an example of military architecture.
Bayeux is home to the world famous tapestry which depicts the Battle of Hastings, a marvellous museum, with multi-lingual guided tours to the battles of William the Conqueror and the evolution of English history.
Normandy Landing Beaches
There are museums and war memorials on the coast, which, although commemorating more tragic times, allow an insight to the conflicts and demonstrate the respect and admiration which is given to those of the British, US and Commonwealth armed forces who fought in World War II.
The rolling hills of Suisse Normandy lead down to the elegant villages and towns of the Cote Fleurie. The two most well known are probably the pretty towns of Honfleur and the elegant Victorian playground of Deauville. Honfleur’s harbour, encircled by terraces of tall and narrow brightly-painted houses, has changed little since Monet painted it.
The boardwalk on the edge of the beach was built to keep the sand away from the flowing dresses of the elegant ladies at the turn of the century. Today, Normandy is a place to visit to take in the history, enjoy the scenery and the fresh air, revel in the food and simply relax.