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A week to discover the Ernée and its surroundings

Trade your camper van for a gypsy caravan, a gîte or a cottage. Take your time to fully enjoy your holiday and do no more than 30 minutes driving to discover Ernée and its region.

Sunday

jardin de la Pellerine

After a restful night, you organise your week's activities over breakfast using the tourism brochures you got from the Tourist Office. This afternoon it's Pellerine gardens.

A "Jardin Remarquable", the flowered paths of Pellerine are perfect for walking. The ponds, plants and shrubs enhance the authenticity of the of the seventeenth century ruins. Take time to enjoy a coffee or a cup of tea in the café in the middle of this verdant paradise.

Monday

Explore the streets of Fontaine Daniel, and discover the perfect harmony between the forest, the waterfront and the historic buildings with their Cistercian past. The workers' village, the birthplace of Mayenne Textiles has a remarkable architecture and reveals a unique lifestyle. The Toiles de Mayenne boutique is a colourful shop not to be missed.

Tuesday

Departure for the organic farm at Gasselinais in Ernée, with its barnyard animals, milking time and apple juice making.

Stroll through the Bizeuls marsh, an exceptional natural site where you'll see unusual plant and animal species such as dragonflies and Potentilla. The vegetation and climate are those that existed more widely in the area 13 thousand years ago. Contact with nature assured!

 

Etang neuf de Juvigné

Wednesday

Equipped with binoculars, enjoy the wildlife observatory at the Etang Neuf de Juvigné. You'll see kingfishers, gadwall ducks or any of the 154 species recorded. Fishing spaces have been installed for disabled visitors Carp, pike and tench may be on the menu tonight!

It's so calm here - you can spend your afternoon playing chess, reading or taking a well-earned siesta.

Thursday

The Roc au Loup in Andouillé is a great place to go horse riding or mountain biking. Take a river kayak trip or an archery course in the forest. After this active day, spend the evening at a fine restaurant.

Friday

Visit Chailland, a town full of character, and finish your trip with a cafe-concert at "Chez Philippe" in Montenay!

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