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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

New municipality of the Orne, Normandy region, Écouché-les-Vallées takes place about fifty kilometers from Alençon. Formed by the meeting of the villages of Batilly, La Courbe, Écouché, Loucé, Saint-Ouen-sur-Maire, Fontenai-sur-Orne, and Serans in 2016, it is located not far from Argentan, Fleuré and Giel-Courteilles.

Of ancient origin, the various municipalities forming Écouché-les-Vallées have had a rich and fascinating history. Marked in particular by the Second World War, like most of the Norman cities, they were able to rebound and develop in the second half of the 20th century to take the face we know today.

A stay on Écouché-les-Vallées is an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful green and unspoilt landscapes of the Orne and admire some of the most beautiful cities of Normandy. The town also has an architectural and historical heritage to appreciate at its fair value.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.7173580 (N 48° 43’ 2”)
Longitude-0.1229800 (W 0° 7’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 135m to 247m
Surface area41.23 km²
Population2242 inhabitants
Density54 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (55 km, 40 min)
Insee code61153
IntercommunalityCC Argentan Intercom

Nearest cities & towns

Sevrai3.3 km (5 min)
Monts-sur-Orne3.8 km (6 min)
Joué-du-Plain4.2 km (6 min)
Avoine6 km (12 min)
Fleuré6.8 km (8 min)
Tanques7.3 km (11 min)
Sarceaux7.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Brice-sous-Rânes9 km (9 min)
Vieux-Pont9.1 km (14 min)
Commeaux9.4 km (13 min)
Argentan9.5 km (13 min)
Habloville9.9 km (12 min)
Moulins-sur-Orne10 km (11 min)
Ri10.7 km (12 min)
Giel-Courteilles11 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

On Batilly, do not forget to admire the Saint-Roch chapel, the church of the eighteenth century, the Saint-Martin church of the nineteenth, the chapel at Thirteen-Saints, or the castle of Ménil-Glaise. Outdoor walkers will also enjoy a ride in the wood of Oak to Man.

The Curve is an opportunity to admire two archaeological sites listed as Historical Monuments, the High Castle Camp and the Lower Curve Camp.

The Notre-Dame d'Ecouché church is worth a visit with its remains from the 15th and 16th centuries. Listed as a Historic Monument, it also houses three bas-reliefs, two altarpieces, and a high altar classified as an object. While browsing the building, you will be able to admire a nave of the XIIIth century, arches with triple voussure on columns with polygonal capitals, or even vaults with crossed of ogives. In the town, you can also discover the remains of the old urban wall, the chapel of Saint-Nicolas and its cemetery of the twelfth century, or the tank of General Leclerc, the Massawa, which marks the entrance to the city.

Listed in the Historical Monuments, the church Saint-Brice de Loucé partially dates from the eleventh century. Deeply modified in the thirteenth century, it reveals several works classified as an object, as well as a nave added in the fifteenth century. In the town, do not miss to admire the exteriors of the Moulin l'Evêque or Beaurepaire Castle.

The 15th century Saint-Sulpice church in Serans unveils several classified works. The castle of the seventeenth century can also discover beautiful exhibitions of the workshop Balias.

In the church of St. Martin Fontenai-sur-Orne, you can discover an altar, a tabernacle, an altarpiece and four statues in niches of the Virgin and Child, St. Joseph, St. James and St. Radegund eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The Ecouché market is held every Friday morning. A garage sale is organized every May 1st in Fontenai-sur-Orne.

In March, place at the artists' lounge in the village hall.

The feast of St. John is celebrated in June in Fontenai-sur-Orne.

In June, a festival of plastic arts is organized in the castle of Serans.

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Artists' Workshop
Treasure Hunt "Help Hugues le Mercier Find his Goods"
Guided Tour: Maze of Alleys In Écouché


Char Massawa
Char Massawa
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Wednesday 17 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C
Thursday 18 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C
Friday 19 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Cliff: Castle-fortress of William the Conqueror.

Castles of Sassy, ​​O, Carrouges, Médavy, Vandoeuvre, Saint-Léonard, Serrans...

Caen: City museum including the Peace Memorial.

Swimming pool.

Horse riding.

Argentan Racecourse (PMU).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
William the Conqueror's castle for children
Culture and education5 € to 15 € Falaise (20 km)
Rail bike hire on the old Caen-Flers railway line
Entertainment23 € to 84 € Saint-Pierre-du-Regard (33 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pays Domfrontais
Cycling itineraryIntermediate5h00Soucé (49 km)
Saint wolf of the gast - le Lupigastois circuit - 11 km
HikeIntermediate3h15Saint-Loup-du-Gast (50 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (53 km)
The greenway of Saosnois: a territory to discover!
HikeEasy3h25Saint-Longis (54 km)


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