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Putanges-le-Lac

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Putanges-le-Lac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne
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Putanges-Pont-Ecrépin, together with eight other municipalities, has joined Putanges-Le-Lac, a new municipality since 1 January 2016.

Chênedouit:

The study of this toponym (name of place), makes us plunge in the history of the commune.

The sedentary peoples who, since the dawn of time, inhabited the region, practicing agriculture and cattle breeding, working on iron, saw the Celts, invaders from the east, about 450 BC. With them was born and flourished the original civilization of Gaul. Civilization which undergoes the imprint of the Romans after the conquests of Caesar. Celtic speech faded before Latin. Then there are the contributions of the German invaders, especially those of the Franks in the Merovingian period, then those of the Scandinavians who occupied, in the tenth century, the present Normandy. In the fifth century, after the victory of Clodius, chief of the Franks, over the Romans, the victors shared the territory of Chenedouit, whence the creation of Meguillaume, Le Sacq, Mesnil Gondouin and Cramesnil.

It is a royal decree, dated January 23, 1822, which created the commune of today by regrouping three villages: Chênedouit, the Meal and Meguillaume.

Considering its relief and its history, Chênedouit is lucky to count on its territory of the listed megaliths: the menhir of the stone raised or right stone (2m50 of height), the table of fairies, dolmen whose orifice d ' Entrance forms a rectangle of 1m30 in height on 0m60 of width and the menhir of the buttes, pyramid quadrangular with rounded summit measuring 1m50. Five calvaries (4 in granite, 1 in wood) were erected on the territory of the commune. There are two churches. The oldest is that of Méguillaume, built in the 15th century, rebuilt in 1742 after a fire, it is dedicated to St. Sebastian. It houses a wooden Christ and a polychrome statuette of the Virgin. The second church was built in the village of Chênedouit in 1841. There is a large altarpiece Louis XIV, a statue of Ste Anne and one of St Wulfram.

La Forêt Auvray:

This name is used since 1790 but if we go back a little in time, in 1197, the village was called Foresta Auveredi and thereafter in 1364, La Fôret Aubrée. We must go back to the family of Vassy to find the origin of his name. Philippe de Vassy, ​​who left in crusade in 1096, left his son Enguerrand the rich and beautiful domain of La Forêt-Auvray. He founded a priory near the course of the Orne in the parish of the commune, known as the Chapel or Hermitage of Saint Nicholas, and gave it to the Abbey of Ardennes, founded in 1121. Enguerrand de Vassy left A son named Alfred, Alvered or Auvray, who was said to be of gigantic size, and who was Baron de Vassy and lord of La Forêt, and to whom we owe the name which the commune bears to-day. It remains of the presence of the lords of Vassy, ​​the castle located on the edge of the Orne. From the walls and the castle built in the XVIth century by Louis de Vassy, ​​there remains only the beautiful entrance door that can be admired at the end of the entrance alley of the castle as well as the towers Unfortunately in ruins, the seigniorial lodgings were set on fire for the revolution. Close to the castle, there is a grain mill which is mentioned in the texts from 1125 but the exploitation was stopped in 1875.

In 1982, the halls are restored and the place, repaved, find again the charm that had lost.

The Rotors:

The etymology of the Rotors would come from the word "Routoir", which designated in French the place, generally a pond, where the hemp was made to turn red. The ancient form of this word is precisely a rotour or a routour. There is also a place called "Les Chenevières" (hemp fields) as a witness of this period of the tenth century.

Ménil-Jean:

According to a register of the fifteenth century, there existed in the parish two distinct fiefs (both dependent on the barony of Louge-sur-Maire): the first is not designated by name, it is the primitive Menil-Jean ; The second, the Papionniere, was the most important, extending around a seigniorial dwelling, on the site of the present castle. He depended successively on the families of Meheudin, La Villette, Fontenai and Beaumais. He came to Les d'Harcourt in the sixteenth century and was sold to Guillaume le Chevalier, squire, whose great-grandson was sentenced to death as a result of criminal adventures (he managed to escape). The brother of the condemned Claude the Chevalier possessed the Menil-Jean and resided there. The successive owners were La Broise, Orglandes, Champagne, Rougé, and Luppé. The Castle is a large square building to which was joined a pretty chapel destroyed since.

Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin:

On both sides of the Orne valley, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin seduces by the charm of its site, the picturesque appearance of the old houses seated on the granite rocks and its famous bell tower overlooking the Orne. These two villages enjoyed prosperity thanks to the iron work at Putanges (forges from 1548 to 1786) and leather work at Pont-Ecrépin.

In 1786, the new purchaser of the Forge destroyed it and transformed the buildings into a mill. In 1900, the Moulin de la Forge was transformed into an electricity generating plant, making the two municipalities the first towns in the Orne to be illuminated with electricity. Since the Middle Ages, Pont-Ecrepin is an active shopping center: chapels, draperies, and especially tanneries which will remain flourishing until the eighteenth century. From this leather industry, the village takes its name "Le Pont Es Crepins". Saint Crepin is indeed the boss of shoemakers.

Rabodanges:

Its area is 932 hectares for a population of about 170 inhabitants. Until 1650, the fief and the parish of Rabodanges bore the name of Culey sur Orne.

Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne:

Located between the towns of Falaise, Flers and Argentan, Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne is part of the Swiss Normandy, the river separates it from Rabodanges and part of the lake belongs to it.

The new village is on the plateau, and the Old Saint-Aubert down in the valley, you can see the ruins of the old church and some vestiges.

Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne:

Sainte-Croix-sur-Orne can boast a long history since its origin goes back to 1150: Sancta Crux, in other words, Sainte-Croix. This name undoubtedly comes from the Cross where Jesus Christ was crucified and which will be sanctified later by the Christian church.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPutanges-le-Lac
Postcode61210
Latitude48.7643510 (N 48° 45’ 52”)
Longitude-0.2455640 (W 0° 14’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 65m to 275m
Surface area76.91 km²
Population2210 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (72 km, 53 min)
Insee code61339
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Orne
DepartmentOrne
TerritoryPerche
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Ménil-Gondouin4.1 km (5 min)
Giel-Courteilles5.7 km (10 min)
Champcerie6.1 km (7 min)
Bazoches-au-Houlme6.5 km (5 min)
Les Yveteaux7.1 km (6 min)
Habloville7.6 km (11 min)
Saint-André-de-Briouze8 km (12 min)
La Lande-de-Lougé9.5 km (8 min)
Neuvy-au-Houlme9.6 km (13 min)
Ri10.4 km (13 min)
Cordey10.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze11 km (10 min)
Lougé-sur-Maire11.3 km (12 min)
Ménil-Hermei11.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage:

To see the church of St Malo and the church of La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage.

Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne:

Old Saint-Aubert Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne is an old village founded by religious Mont-Saint-Michel. Near Orne, opposite the ford, they built a church (around 800) and gave the name of their spiritual master, St. Aubert, to the land they began to clear. Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne was for centuries a dependency of the abbey of Saint-Etienne Caen. And every year the Attorney of the religious community were paraded Caen people and their pigs. Thus, they could estimate their property to better enforce them. Access: from the locality of the Trousserie take the GR36 (round trip: approximately 3 km). picnic tables on site. Sights: remains of a Roman porch of the old church, renovated well.

tourist stage of the Suisse Normande, it is a grand and wild scenery, with rocky and wooded slopes. They belong to the world of granite reinforces their deeply singular character as the "Stone Plate", where blocks of granite are completely weathered by the current. Access from the dam Rabodanges: the gazebo located to the left, take a hundred meters the trail on the right.

DREAL classified site and Natura 2000, some roads are forbidden to all motor vehicles. Panels and arrested the report. For hikers, tours are available at the Tourist Office Putanges. We advise you to wear good shoes, have water and food. A card is required. The area is wild, if you love animals, you may be lucky enough to see them. To cross the river, it is a ford for caution.

Places of interest

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Photos

Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin - Town Hall Square
Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin - Town Hall Square
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Berges de l'Orne
Berges de l'Orne
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Typical houses
Typical houses
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - The flat stone
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - The flat stone
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - Footpath
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - Footpath
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Saint-Aubert-sur- Orne - autumn Landscape
Saint-Aubert-sur- Orne - autumn Landscape
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Church of Pont-Ecrepin
Church of Pont-Ecrepin
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La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage - St. Malo Church
La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage - St. Malo Church
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La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage - Church furniture
La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage - Church furniture
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - Remains of a Romanesque porch
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - Remains of a Romanesque porch
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - River Orne
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - River Orne
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - in the spring, wood, covered berms daffodils
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - in the spring, wood, covered berms daffodils
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Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - rolling Landscape
Saint-Aubert-sur-Orne - rolling Landscape
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Saint-Aubert-on -Orne - autumn Landscape
Saint-Aubert-on -Orne - autumn Landscape
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Weather

Friday 24 march
Min. -2°C - Max. 12°C
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Saturday 25 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
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Sunday 26 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
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 € Le Hom (30 km)
2-Hour Cookery Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours49 € Fleury-sur-Orne (43 km)
Wine Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours59 € Fleury-sur-Orne (43 km)
Mountain coaster in all seasons at Pieds Nus Garden
Entertainment4 € Souleuvre-en-Bocage (50 km)

Outings

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

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