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Putanges-Pont-Écrepin

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

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

Geographical information

MunicipalityPutanges-Pont-Écrepin
Postcode61210
Latitude48.7643510 (N 48° 45’ 52”)
Longitude-0.2455640 (W 0° 14’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 121m to 241m
Surface area10.12 km²
Population1039 inhabitants
Density102 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (72 km, 53 min)
Insee code61339
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Orne
DepartmentOrne
RegionLower Normandy

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

Photos

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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Weather

Sunday 1 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
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Monday 2 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
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Tuesday 3 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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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Hotels