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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Bellême - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

The Gallic Belisama meaning "most beautiful".

Nice little town where you will find traces of medieval architecture (the city's defenses during the Hundred Years War), and beautiful houses of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Shops, restaurants and tea room on site.

Geographical information

Latitude48.3766310 (N 48° 22’ 36”)
Longitude0.5617380 (E 0° 33’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 162m to 230m
Surface area1.71 km²
Population1616 inhabitants
Density945 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (41 km, 45 min)
Insee code61038
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Bellêmois
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Sérigny2 km (4 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême2.2 km (4 min)
Le Gué-de-la-Chaîne3.1 km (4 min)
Appenai-sous-Bellême6.1 km (8 min)
Eperrais6.1 km (6 min)
Dame-Marie6.4 km (9 min)
Saint-Ouen-de-la-Cour6.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Forêt7.8 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-Souëf7.8 km (10 min)
Le Pin-la-Garenne8 km (7 min)
Vaunoise8.1 km (9 min)
Igé8.3 km (7 min)
Origny-le-Butin8.4 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

The chapel of Saint-Santin, founded in 960, is the oldest religious building in the Perche. Its rustic construction, narrow windows and low door are typical of Romanesque architecture. Visited only during Heritage Days or by appointment for groups to take to the Tourist Office at +33 2 33 73 09 69.

The church of Saint-Sauveur-de-Bellême the 16th century. And has undergone several revisions. Classical style, its nave is flanked by eight chapels. More information inside the church.

Music concerts of good quality are held in the church and in the 18th mansion that belonged to writer Roger Martin du Gard.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres


Tower Bellême
Tower Bellême
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Church of St. Sauveur
Church of St. Sauveur
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Close Street City
Close Street City
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Bell Tower of Saint-Sauveur saw roofs
Bell Tower of Saint-Sauveur saw roofs
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Saturday 28 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 30 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

For children and adults: several equestrian centers.

Discover in Country Bellemois rides hitch of Percherons from mid-March to late December.

Large bodies of water: sailing, etc.. At Margon / Nogent, La Ferte-Bernard, etc.. La Ferte is a beautiful historic city.

A Tourouvre discover "Muséales" French-Canadian center: many Percherons emigrated to Canada in the 17th century. You can also visit a museum of ancient objects of trade.

La Perriere, ranked charming village that became a center for artists.

Internships museum of Sainte-Gauburge, near Saint-Cyr-la-Rosière.

Many garage sales are held Easter fall across the region.

Markets in Nogent-le-Rotrou and Mortagne on Saturday.

Organic farm Noce.


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals