Orne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Orne department of Normandy. See also our Orne travel guide.


photo of Alencon

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre for lace production

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photo of Argentan

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest

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Bagnoles de l'Orne

photo of Bagnoles de l'Orne

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town

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photo of Belleme

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park

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photo of Domfront

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town of Domfront

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Le Perche

photo of Le Perche

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of opportunities to enjoy the natural environment

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Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

photo of Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming village of St-Ceneri-le-Gerei

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photo of Mortagne-au-Perche

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche, within the Perche Natural Regional Park

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photo of Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne.

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photo of Sees

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of interest in the town and the nearby Ecouves Forest to explore

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For more information see the Orne guide


Market towns & days in Orne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Alencon: Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday
Argentan: Tuesday & Friday
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday
Briouze: Monday
Flers: Wednesday & Saturday
La Ferte-Mace: Thursday
Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: Wednesday
Le Theil: Wednesday
Longny-Au-Perche: Wednesday
Mortagne-Au-Perche: Saturday all day
Remalard: Monday
Sees: Saturday
Tourouvre: Friday
Trun: Thursday
Vitrai-sous-Laigle: Tuesday

Selected tourist attractions in the Orne department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom


Ville d'etape


Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de la petite Rochelle


Regional Natural Parcs



towns classified as Recommended Detours

Argentan: Tourist guide

Domfront: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Carrouges Chateau

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei: Tourist guide