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La Rouge tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nogent-le-Rotrou at 9 km from La Rouge

Visit La Rouge: highlights and tourist information

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La Rouge is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nogent-le-Rotrou at 9 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Rouge, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Rouge in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 12 km (direction south-south-west), in the Sarthe department

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 14 km (direction north-east)

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park...

See Le Perche guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the...

See Belleme guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

There are several places of historic interest to discover...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Sarthe department

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Sarthe department

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but...

See Le Mans guide


National Monument at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there...

See Sees guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Orne

Map of places to visit near La Rouge


Markets in and near La Rouge

  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (9km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (12km)
  • Remalard: market Monday (16km)
  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Vibraye: market Friday (25km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (26km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (26km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (29km)

More information about La Rouge, Normandy

Tourist attractions near La Rouge, France

What to do at La Rouge? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Rouge.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (17km)
  • Le pré Catelan (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (36km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (58km)

Geography and distances

La Rouge is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: La Rouge is 136 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Rouge

Canton: Theil

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61260

Distance to La Rouge

from Alencon (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 136 km

from Calais: 307 km

from Nice: 718 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 520 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to La Rouge from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Theil, Male, Preaux-du-Perche, Saint-Agnan-sur-Erre, Saint-Cyr-la-Rosiere and Saint-Hilaire-sur-Erre.

This page in French: Visiter La Rouge

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