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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Putanges-Pont-Écrepin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Merger of two cities (1965) allowances lying on both sides of the valley of the Orne, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin seduced by the charm of its site by the picturesque appearance of 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 in Pont-Ecrépin.

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 into electric generating plant, the two towns are thus the first cities of the Orne to be lit by electricity. Since the Middle Ages Bridge Ecrepin is an active commercial center: millineries, draperies, and especially the tanneries will remain flourishing until the eighteenth century. This leather industry, the village is named "The Bridge Es Crepins." Saint Crepin is the patron saint of shoemakers.

Geographical information

Latitude48.7643510 (N 48° 45’ 52”)
Longitude-0.2455640 (W 0° 14’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 121m to 241m
Surface area10.12 km²
Population1051 inhabitants
Density103 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (72 km, 53 min)
Insee code61339
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Orne

Nearest cities & towns

Les Rotours3.8 km (6 min)
Ménil-Gondouin4.1 km (5 min)
La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage4.6 km (5 min)
Ménil-Jean5.3 km (8 min)
Giel-Courteilles5.7 km (10 min)
Champcerie6.1 km (7 min)
Bazoches-au-Houlme6.5 km (5 min)
Rabodanges7 km (8 min)
Les Yveteaux7.1 km (6 min)
Habloville7.6 km (11 min)
Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne8 km (11 min)
Saint-André-de-Briouze8 km (12 min)
Chênedouit9.4 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Place de la Mairie
Place de la Mairie
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Typical Properties
Typical Properties
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Church Bridge Ecrepin
Church Bridge Ecrepin
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Berges de l'Orne
Berges de l'Orne
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
"Intérieur à Ciel Ouvert" contemporary garden
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Athis-de-l'Orne (19.7 km)
Calvados-tasting at La Monnerie
Local flavours3 € Cerisy-Belle-Étoile (28 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (45 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (46 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals