Visits

Our visits Discover the Orne's heritage before the show ! Booking & information : +0033 (0)2 33 26 99 99

Our visits

Discover the Orne's heritage before the show !

Booking & information : +0033 (0)2 33 26 99 99

THE ECOMUSEUM "FROM APPLE TO CALVADOS" OF SAP-EN-AUGE

Located in a genuine timber-framed farmhouse typical of the Norman authentic county “pays d’Auge”, The Ecomuseum ‘From apples to calvados’ recounts the age-old history of Cider and Calvados and displays more than a hundred objects related to these traditional beverages manufacturing. The charming “augeron” estate goes back to the 18th and 19th centuries and used itself to be a production farm. As evidenced by the original vats from 1926, which were used to preserve cider. The distillation “bouillerie” room still stores its centuries-old Pot stills.      


  Sunday, September 7th

  2:30 p.m.

  5€ reservation required

THE ECOMUSEUM

THE SAINT-DENIS CASTLE'S CHAPEL OF SAINT-ANDRE-DE-BRIOUZE

The old Saint-Denis' château estate posseses a remarkable example of private rural heritage, discovered recently: the estate's chapel bears in its heart some pictural ornementations and sculped coats of arms. They are genuine gems of the Middle Ages painting art. These ornementations "probably represents one of the unique examples in Normandy, even in the whole west of France" according to Nicolas Gautier, the "Architecte des Bâtiments de France". We're glad to invite you to dicover this beautiful place for a guided tour with the local historian Jacques Cabanne.
  Sunday, September 15th

  2:00 p.m.

   Free - reservation required

THE SAINT-DENIS CASTLE'S CHAPEL OF SAINT-ANDRE-DE-BRIOUZE

THE BEER CASTLE OF LONLAY L'ABBAYE

Explore beer history and origins, learn cottage brewery hand-crafters’ techniques, discover the beverage varieties, nutritional value and benefits, the raw materials such as weath, barley, hop and malt’s too. You’ll make the most of your time in this charming village being enlightened with expertise and passion for tradition about heritage cottage beer, ethical and organic crafts and much respect for nature and mankind.  

  Sunday, September 8

  2:00 p.m.

   5€ reservation required

THE BEER CASTLE OF LONLAY L'ABBAYE

THE HARAS DU PIN - NATIONAL STUD FARM

The Haras National du Pin “stud farm”, called the “Equestrian Versailles” was commissioned by the king Louis the 14th to breed the best horses, and erected in 2500 acres of greenery. Take a walk in the heart of the 18th century studs where various breeds’ horses live, discover the honor saddlery and horse-drawn carriages exhibition room. The visit is completed with a discovery-experience in the stud n°1 to go deeper in the equestrian world of the Haras du Pin.  

 

 Saturday, October 21

Guided tour of the Haras :

 4:00 p.m.

  8€

Guided tour + discovery experience : 

 3:30 p.m.

 13€

Dinner (drinks included) : 

 6:30 p.m.

  25€

THE HARAS DU PIN - NATIONAL STUD FARM

THE CHÂTEAU OF GAPRÉE

Originally build in 1393, the Gâprée mansion was made of two separate wings. The eastern one was dismantled and taken to be reused to the Haras of Etreham, but the construction was never completed. Nowadays the South-western wings remains intact thanks to the current owner while the estate inherits some stone bygone artifacts that remind us the former eastern building and deserves a visit.        

 

 Saturday, September 22

 2:00 p.m.

  Free - reservation required

THE CHÂTEAU OF GAPRÉE

THE 'BELLE-ÉPOQUE' QUARTER IN BAGNOLES DE L'ORNE NORMANDIE 

In 1886, Albert Christophle, attorney and public works Minister, came up with the idea of a new design and very strict technical specifications for this quarter to welcome its first tourists: the new upper-middle-class ‘Bourgeoisie’ who had made a fortune in the industry. These new clients increased the demand of amenities and commodities indeed, started to go off on holidays to health resorts at the outset of railway, in quest for exotism, hygiene and peacefulness.

 

  Sunday, October 6

  2:30 p.m.

   4.5 € reservation required

 

THE 'BELLE-ÉPOQUE' QUARTER IN BAGNOLES DE L'ORNE NORMANDIE