Things to do in the area
Eating & Drinking
The gastronomic specialities of the surrounding areas include tasty local produce made from the abundant apples and pears, including poiré (similar to champagne but made with pears), calvados (apple brandy) and the less potent pommeau, a blend of apple juice and calvados. This region is also well-known for its huge range of cheeses, including Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque, Neufchâtel and of course Brie.
There are a number of great restaurants in this region, from the fine dining experience of ‘La Marjolaine’ and ‘Beau Rivage’ in Mayenne, ‘La Forge’ in Fontaine Daniel and others in the pretty town of Bagnoles de l’Orne, to the many more modest and unassuming restaurants and bistros around this part of France just waiting for you to discover!
For the more active holidaymaker, apart from the many country walks and cycle routes, there are many other activities available including kayaking/canoeing, golfing, fishing, horse riding, sailing/boating, go-karting and more.
Places of Interest
Of course Normandy and neighbouring departments also have a number of historic places to visit and sights to see, including a number of chateaux, museums and medieval towns. In addition, there are a number of local beaches (on freshwater lakes) or Genets beach, across the bay from Mont St Michel.