Merger of two municipalities (in 1965) situated on both sides of the valley of the Orne bridge-Putanges Ecrepin seduced by the charm of its site, the picturesque old houses sitting on the granite rocks and its famous bell tower overlooking the Orne. These two villages knew prosperity through the work of iron Putanges (ironworks from 1548 to 1786) and the leather working to bridge Ecrepin.
In 1786, the new owner of the Forge destroyed and transformed the mill buildings. In 1900, the Moulin de la Forge is in turn converted to electricity generating plant, both common and are the first cities of the Orne to be lit with electricity. Since the Middle Ages Bridge Ecrepin is an active commercial center: millinery, drapery, and especially the tanneries will remain vibrant until the 18th century. This leather industry, the town was named "The Bridge Es Crepin. St. Crispin is the patron saint of shoemakers.
L'Office de Tourisme du Pays de Putanges offers several events throughout the year:
Painters Day weekend of the Ascension. This event brings together professional artists and amateurs for a large painting competition.
Craft Exhibition during 3 weeks in July / August. This exhibition welcomes the production of local crafts: artistic products, delicacies, gift ideas, jewelry ...
Christmas Market on the penultimate weekend of November. Approximately 60 exhibitors will display their crafts for gift ideas for Christmas. Jewelry, baby clothes, delicacies, interior, paintings / watercolors, ceramic / raku, crafts in the world ...
The Festival Committee organizes annual celebrations for the weekend of July 14th: garage sale, craft fair, fireworks, ride, parade July 14, evening pub ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Canton Putanges Ecrepin-bridge has a heritage rich in history:
The church alive and talking to Menil-Gondouin.
Lake Rabodanges stretching over 7 km long dam and EDF.
The bridge of Saint-Croix-sur-Orne, which crosses Lake Rabodanges.
The washing picturesque Ri.
The 15th century mansion in Old Putanges.
Church of St. John Eudes in Ri.
Castle in Ri Ry (visited from mid-July to late August).
The boat cruise on Lake Rabodanges for a walk or dinner.
Horse riding, water skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking.