Our region : The Val de Loire

Camping de la Forêt, Loire Valley – Central France – The lovely Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park between Alençon and Le Mans in the Sarthe region

Set in the heart of the Sillé-le-Guillaume National Forest on the banks of a swimming and fishing lake, the campsite sits at the crossroads of various walking routes, cycle paths and horse-riding trails and is ideal for a holiday with family and friends. The summer offers a wide range of outdoor activities including climbing, mountain biking, catamaraning, kayaking and a woodland adventure course, while the charming and unspoilt local villages of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei, and Bourg-le-Roi are all well worth a visit.

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From the forest to the castle

Start your journey from the campsite. By taking hiking or cycling trails, discover the leisure center and the activities of Sillé plage. If you follow your visit by taking the small track in the forest you will arrive in front of the castle where you can participate in various activities.

Sillé-le-Guillaume castle. Source : HV, Camping de la Forêt.

Take a stroll in the Alpes Mancelles

Located in a protected natural area, the Alpes Mancelles will captivate you thanks to their charming villages such as Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Saint-Léonard-des-Bois, Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei or Bourg-le-Roy.


Saint-Ceneri. By Hubert (Own work), Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Near Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sainte-Suzanne. By Jp.morteveille (Own work) Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]


A medieval hilltop village and one of the most beautiful villages in France. The village offers different activities all year round such as  medieval animations, second hand markets…

Tourism Office : www.ste-suzanne.fr

Back wall of the Palais des Comtes du Maine ( current townhall of the Mans), des Ponts-Neufs stairs and Saint-Julien’s cathedral – Cité Plantagenêt, Le Mans. By Selbymay Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Le Mans, a certified “City of Art and History”

Discover the ancient city of Plantagenet, its  museums, cathedral, arts and crafts and gastronomy. And finally do not miss the 24 hour race in Le Mans.

Tourism Office : www.lemans-tourisme.com

Where bears take baths

Zoo de La Flèche. By Olivier David, Flickr [CC BY 2.0]

La Flèche Zoo

Know better to better protect. With 14 ha, the zoo of La Flèche shelters 1500 animals from 150 different species.

Website : www.zoo-la-fleche.com