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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Moutiers-au-Perche
Insee code61300
AltitudeFrom 143 to 237 meters
Surface33.61 km²
Population457 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²


Chief townAlençon (at 67 km, 64 min)La Madeleine-Bouvet at 4.2 km
DepartmentOrneLe Mage at 4.8 km
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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Moutiers-au-Perche is one of the oldest villages of the Perche. Located on the banks of the River CORBION the confines of the Orne, near the Eure-et-Loir is a village of picturesque charm hanging from the hill of Mount Harou.

Moutiers-au-Perche Rémalard is near, mid-way between Chartres and Alençon, between Nogent-le-Rotrou and Verneuil-sur-Avre.

Once lost amid the vast forest of Perche, Moutiers was close until the 6th century one of these glades inhabited by Gallic tribes footprint Druidic culture. In the 6th century comes to a young monk Chartres Saint Lhaumer, which like its counterparts, comes in hermitage in the forest of Perche. He settled on the banks of the CORBION and with some followers began the evangelization of the region. He created one of the first monasteries of the Perche. Hence the name of the village: Moutiers which means "monastery" in Old French. It will, in the 9th century, destroyed by the Norman invasions. In the 12th century abbey will be found through Rotrou 3rd Earl of Perche. Village farmers, artisans and farmers, it will experience a relative prosperity in the 19th and early twentieth centuries. It is now a village of 457 inhabitants, who kept a stamp and a strong image.


  • There remains a vestige of the monastery tower speaker in Grisons, left the City Hall (inside a private property), and the old farmhouse and barn Priory dîmeresse (to right of the hall).
  • On the heights of Moutiers-au-Perche, Notre-Dame du Mont Harou, partly built in the twelfth, the sixteenth in part, shows a specific architecture with a bell tower and gargoyles atypical remarkable. From the porch, the view is breathtaking. The church contains a monument: the organ of the 16th and interesting murals.
  • The "Route Libérot" old "Royal Road to Paris", borrowed, they say very often by Jean de La Fontaine when he went to the Chateau de Vore, have inspired the fable of La Mouche du Coche ( "on an amount difficult sandy road "). As conducted on the remains of the landscape, it leads to Pont Chartrain 17th, one of the oldest in the Perche.
  • Hiking trails are numerous. Some remarkable paths: the path of the hollow Guillaumette leading to the Bois de Vore up laundry and deck carrier, and the Ford of Culoiseau Road leading from the church.
  • Moutiers-au-Perche has an Equestrian Tourism Center near City Hall, for lovers of hiking and horseback riding (including coupling and Percheron).


Several events organized by the Municipality. A report on garage sale flea market, one of the true "empty-lofts" in June every year.


  • Route des Moulins and Mansions.
  • Courboyer Manor House and the Natural Park of Perche, in Noce.
  • Living Museum of the Perche, Saint-Cyr-la-Rosiere.
  • Muséales Tourouvre (including the Museum of Emigration Percheronne Canada)
  • Old City Belleme, Mortagne-au-Perche.
  • Chateau St. Jean in Nogent-le-Rotrou.
  • Abbey of La Trappe in Tourouvre.
  • Forest Bellême.
  • Forest Reno-Valdieu, Commeauche Valley, La Chapelle-Montligeon, and dozens of landmarks and places of legends (dolmens, many churches of the 11th and twelfth, clods feudal castle ruins Gannes ...)
  • Aquatics 25 km. Equestrian activities and numerous hiking and mountain biking.
  • In autumn mycological activities, including the famous "Mycologiades" Bellême involving many mycologists worldwide.


Remains of the MonasteryRemains of the Monastery
Portal of Notre-Dame du Mont HarouPortal of Notre-Dame du Mont Harou
Hollow RoadHollow Road


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French cuisine restaurantLe chêne doré   NEW
La Loupe
RELOOKING PREMIUM - Located in the heart of the Perche in downtown La Loupe, the hotel-restaurant Golden Oak has re-opened its doors in 2012 with a unique baroque contemporary decor....
Located 12.3 km from Moutiers-au-Perche31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Forêt  
Located in the Eure et Loir the heart of the Perche region, the hotel restaurant La Forêt surprise you. From the outside, it is still an old Percheron but inside, the decor is modern...
Located 16.7 km from Moutiers-au-Perche40 € per person 

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House with 6 bedroomsDomaine de Louveterie Charming B&B Hotel  
Charming and classy B&B in this authentic and prestigious typical french xviith C. country Mansion. Charming Rooms or Suites, refined cuisine. Private gorgeous valley Direct access...
Located in Moutiers-au-PercheFrom 98 € to 180 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Moulin de Sévoux    
An old renovated mill (from the XIXth century) - In a fantastic setting, unspoiled nature: the Regional Natural Park of Le Perche. Among the beautiful hills, the woods, the oaks, the...
Located 15 km from Moutiers-au-Perche87 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Carrillière    
La Gaudaine
The farmhouse is a typical Carrillière Perche, between woods and stream, in a small hamlet of the Regional Park 15min from exit 4 of the A11 motorway.. Rehabilitation made with environmentally...
Located 20 km from Moutiers-au-PercheFrom 59 € to 70 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsMaison paysanne avec 1 étage. Restaurée.  
Typical local Percheron house, about 1 km above the village (essential shops). Surrounded by fields. Very quiet. Good view. Ground-floor : 26 m² living-room (colour TV + video, hi-fi,...
Located 15.6 km from Moutiers-au-PercheFrom 270 € to 290 € per week 
Villa for 9 personsBelleme Resort - Village du Haut Val   SPECIAL OFFER
Description Residential Village of Upper Val - Individual Habitation La Tourette. Villa 4 fronts for 8/9 persons fully equipped with spiral staircase to the first floor. The house is...
Located 24 km from Moutiers-au-PercheFrom 630 € to 1590 € per week 

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121 places over 10 haHuttopia Senonches  
Discover our camping (or rather our camp!) located in the heart of France, in the region of Perche which spreads out between Chartres and Normandie. Just 150 km from Paris, you can...
Located 16.8 km from Moutiers-au-Perche 

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Coté Parc - Hotel in Moutiers-au-PercheCoté Parc    
Located in the centre of Rémalard, this hotel offers guest rooms with stone walls and exposed wooden beams. It features a garden, a fitness centre and a spa centre, complete with a...
Located 7.5 km from Moutiers-au-PercheRoom from 150 €
Domaine De Villeray - Hotel in Moutiers-au-PercheDomaine De Villeray    
Overlooking the Huisne valley, the Domaine De Villeray, a former 16th-century castle and a 19th-century watermill, is perched on a hillside in the heart of a natural park. From the...
Located 9.3 km from Moutiers-au-PercheRoom from 105 €
Relais du Silence Auberge du Moulin à Vent - Hotel in Moutiers-au-PercheRelais du Silence Auberge du Moulin à Vent  
A 90-minute drive west of Paris, Relais du Silence Auberge du Moulin à Vent offers a garden, an à la carte restaurant and a buffet restaurant, a terrace and a sun terrace, and free...
Located 12 km from Moutiers-au-PercheRoom from 68 €

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Les Belleme Golf Apartments by Birchover
Located 1 km from the centre of Bellême, this property features a golf course, a horse riding centre and a traditional restaurant with a bar. It offers...
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