The Sarthe countryside offers many paths to explore. Please contact us for more information and advice.

The Sarthe Forests

One of the 10 exceptionally awarded forests is located near our campsite (1 km) : "La Forêt de Bercé".
In Sarthe you will also find :
- the Forest of Perseigne,
- the Forest of Sillé-le-Guillaume,
- the Forest of "La petite Charnie",
- within " Les alpes Mancelles"; The "Saut du Cerf" and Rochebrune ...



The Sarthe countryside offers you many ways to explore ...


To know more about the surroundings, do not hesitate to visit our town's website ...

Music Festivals

March 17th to May 10th, 2017 : Europa Jazz

May 15th to 23th, 2017 : Festival musical de l'abbaye de l'Epau

June 29th to July 2nd, 2017 : Music Festival of Brass

July 22th to 27th, 2017 : Rockyssimo

August 23th to 27th, 2017 : Festival of Baroque music of Sablé sur Sarthe

November 2017 : Bebop Festival


Heritage days

April 1st and 2nd, 2017 : Mans'art days. Discover the trades of our heritage.

September 16th and 17th, 2017 : National days of heritage.

Theater and shows

March 17th to 19th, 2017 : "Mamers en mars", European festival films.

June 22th to 25th, 2017 : Festival Kikloche (performing arts).

December 2017 : Momo Festival, itinerant shows for young audiences. 

Nature events

May 13th to 28th, 2017 : 15 days of sensitive natural areas.

June 3th and 4th, 2017 : Feast of gardeners in "Château du Lude".

July 14th to 16th, August 13th to 15th and october 30th, 2017 : Vegetable days in "Château du Lude".

September 2nd and 3rd, 2017 : "Vignes Vin Randos"

September 30th and october 1st, 2017 : "Entre cours et Jardins"

Christmas village

The Christmas village is taking place on the Place de la Republique at Le Mans every year from the first weekend of December.

Night of Chimeras and Chimericas

Throughout the summer, from the beginning of July to the end of August you can contemplate the fairytale projections of animated pictures on the various monuments of the city center and the city Plantagenêt. Real multicolored light tapestries on musical background. This show also takes place during the Christmas period.


In Sarthe you can find many bike paths and circuits of Mountain bikes, City bikes, ... Some hundreds of kilometers of marked itineraries (of which 280 km in forest of Bercé only).

In addition the 24H Bike became an institution on the circuit in late summer.

Nautical Sports

It is possible to sail on the Sarthe de Sablé on Sarthe in Le Mans. In addition, numerous water sports activities are available to you on the various water bodies of our department: nautical ski-lift, windsurfing, canoeing, paddle, supervised swimming, boats ... (Le Mans, Malicorne-sur -Sarthe, Sillé-le-Guillaume, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, La Chartre-sur-le-loir, La Ferté-Bernard).

Aventure and outdoor games

In Tepacap, the Arche de la nature and the Domaine du Gasseau find activities for young and old. Click on the links below for more information :


June 24th au August 13th, 2017 : Quinzaine Radieuse, festival of architecture, contemporary art and design.


Malicorne sur Sarthe proposes to you its museum and its two faïenceries.

In Poncé-sur-le-Loir, discover the know-how of glass blowers thanks to their website :

At La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, the antique dealers are famous. Come see the summer fleas.


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Flavors of the Sarthe terroir

Come and visit the wine cellars of the Loir Valley.

Also try:

- our Marmite Sarthoise,

- the Rillettes du Mans,

- to the small Sablés of Sablé-sur-Sarthe,

- and the well known Poulet de Loué!


European pole of the horse

In Yvré l'Évêque find one of the largest riding centers in France.

Le Mans Sarthe Basket

At Le Mans, sport, and in particular Basketball, is an institution. Follow the exploits of the MSB in Antarès (theater and sporting events).


3 karting circuits are available at Le Mans including the Alain Prost Circuit and the international Karting circuit.


In Sarthe you can find 3 golfs :

- le Golf des 24 heures du Mans,

- le Golf de Sargé-lès-Le Mans,

- le Golf de Sablé sur Sarthe.

Porsche Experience Center

This structure offers you to try 
to drive Porsche vehicles.


Le Mans and Sarthe offer cultural visits within their various museums and exhibition center: Museum of 24H, Museum of Tessé, House of water ...



October 7 and 8, 2017 : "25ème Heure du Livre"

Recreation bases

A new recrecreating base was created in Juigné-sur-sarthe :


Find our different zoo presents in Sarthe :

- The "Zoo de la Flêche",

- The "Spaycific'Zoo",

- and The "Domaine de Pescheray".