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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

At the heart of the Bocage Ornais, Athis-de-l'Orne is a common, capital of Canton, belonging to the district of Argentan. It is twinned with the towns of Bromyard (England), and Schöppenstedt (Germany). It is also home of the Suisse Normande and Bocage Ornais Located between Flers and Conde-sur-Noireau.

Adapted to the conditions of modern life, the central place catches the eye of visitors, its imposing church, shops, a fountain and statue of St. Vigor.

Its assets such as businesses, including precision engineering and plastics, help retain its population and maintain a global dynamism.

Athis-de-l'Orne won the Special Prize of the National jury for "Enhancement of municipal and rural areas" in 2010, 1st prize Evillementiel 2012 for municipalities with fewer than 15,000 inhabitants for ATHIS "Move Family", the 5th podium of Communication Awards in 2012 for "Best Website" with Anne Goscinny inauguration of the first school of France in the name of the elementary school "le petit Nicolas".

Its environment is exceptional, with its pleasant village and particularly ornate, pond with picnic area, open to the public and hiking trails wood.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.8108460 (N 48° 48’ 39”)
Longitude-0.4989480 (W 0° 29’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 102m to 268m
Surface area32.47 km²
Population2643 inhabitants
Density81 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (99 km, 1h11)
Insee code61007
IntercommunalityCC du Bocage d'Athis de l'Orne

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Honorine-la-Chardonne1.9 km (2 min)
Ronfeugerai4.2 km (7 min)
Berjou5 km (9 min)
La Carneille5.8 km (8 min)
Aubusson5.9 km (10 min)
La Lande-Saint-Siméon6.1 km (11 min)
Taillebois7.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Pierre-du-Regard7.4 km (10 min)
Cahan7.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Georges-des-Groseillers8.4 km (13 min)
Condé-sur-Noireau8.5 km (12 min)
Montilly-sur-Noireau8.7 km (15 min)
Ménil-Hubert-sur-Orne8.8 km (9 min)
Durcet9.5 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Rural real face Athis-de-l'Orne has natural spaces. The pond dovetail wood or Charles Meunier Velay Valley Vere are places to walk to discover. The church of Saint-Vigor listed as a historical monument for its frescoes Louis Chifflet, the chapel of the Sacred Heart or the Protestant church form the heritage of the city.

Events and festivities

April: Trail of the valley of Vere and Rallye Suisse Normande.

June: Festival of music on the Place St Vigor.

June: Athis, family event with many sporting activities, canoeing, nature discovery wet valley.

July: Feast of St. Vigor, Fairground, garage sales, fireworks.

September: Agricultural show ( every two years the Association Forum ).

December: Christmas Market.


Church steeple
Church steeple
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Cultural activities and exhibitions from April to October in the remarkable site of the Rock Oëtre to Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, numerous hiking trails, restaurant...

Festivities: In Bréel in September : " Make Vegetables and Gardens ".

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
"Intérieur à Ciel Ouvert" contemporary garden
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Athis-de-l'Orne
Calvados-tasting at La Monnerie
Local flavours3 € Cerisy-Belle-Étoile (9.5 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (19.7 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (35 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (40 km)


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