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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Essay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Perched on a hillside, the old medieval town of Essay reflects a history steeped in history. The fortified castle of the Dukes of Alençon remains chapel Marguerite de Lorraine Historical Monument, recently decorated with a simple garden.

Strolling through its picturesque streets (rue des Quatre eggs) and plots of mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries fill walkers: Guéroust Boisgervais hotel, house Avesgo Ouilly, Abbey Girls repented, St. Peter's Church where visited the Saint Louis, laundries, mills ...

Essay is also the birthplace of François Robichon the Guérinière, the "Father of classical riding", his fellow Brotherhood of Boudin Blanc, organizing a national competition, international and creative year, and its two motorsport circuits ( Karting and Rally-Cross) internationally recognized.

Geographical information

Latitude48.5417530 (N 48° 32’ 30”)
Longitude0.2440170 (E 0° 14’ 38”)
AltitudeFrom 141m to 206m
Surface area15.99 km²
Population535 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (11.8 mi, 22 min)
Insee code61156
IntercommunalityCC des Sources de l'Orne

Nearest cities & towns

Bursard1.7 mi (4 min)
Boitron2.3 mi (6 min)
Neauphe-sous-Essai2.6 mi (6 min)
Les Ventes-de-Bourse3 mi (9 min)
Marchemaisons3.4 mi (6 min)
Neuilly-le-Bisson3.7 mi (9 min)
Aunay-les-Bois3.7 mi (9 min)
Ménil-Erreux3.9 mi (6 min)
Le Ménil-Guyon4.1 mi (7 min)
Le Ménil-Broût4.8 mi (13 min)
Hauterive5.3 mi (12 min)
Larré5.4 mi (8 min)
Saint-Aubin-d'Appenai5.5 mi (14 min)
Le Chalange5.6 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Book Fair - Youth of Essay Country in April.


Manoir de la Bonnerie
Manoir de la Bonnerie
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View the gardens of the manor of the Bonner
View the gardens of the manor of the Bonner
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Former laundrette
Former laundrette
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Petit St. Jean
Petit St. Jean
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walk in the village
walk in the village
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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Chapel of the Dukes of Alençon
Chapel of the Dukes of Alençon
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Thursday 20 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
Friday 21 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
Saturday 22 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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