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).
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Several events organized by the Municipality. A report on garage sale flea market, one of the true "empty-lofts" in June every year.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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 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.