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Moutiers-au-Perche - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Moutiers-au-Perche is one of the oldest villages of the Perche. Located on the banks of the River CORBION the confines of the Orne, near the Eure-et-Loir is a village of picturesque charm hanging from the hill of Mount Harou.

Moutiers-au-Perche Rémalard is near, mid-way between Chartres and Alençon, between Nogent-le-Rotrou and Verneuil-sur-Avre.

Once lost amid the vast forest of Perche, Moutiers was close until the 6th century one of these glades inhabited by Gallic tribes footprint Druidic culture. In the 6th century comes to a young monk Chartres Saint Lhaumer, which like its counterparts, comes in hermitage in the forest of Perche. He settled on the banks of the CORBION and with some followers began the evangelization of the region. He created one of the first monasteries of the Perche. Hence the name of the village: Moutiers which means "monastery" in Old French. It will, in the 9th century, destroyed by the Norman invasions. In the 12th century abbey will be found through Rotrou 3rd Earl of Perche. Village farmers, artisans and farmers, it will experience a relative prosperity in the 19th and early twentieth centuries. It is now a village of 457 inhabitants, who kept a stamp and a strong image.

Geographical information

Latitude48.4748050 (N 48° 28’ 29”)
Longitude0.8469810 (E 0° 50’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 143m to 237m
Surface area33.61 km²
Population429 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (67 km, 1h04)
Insee code61300
IntercommunalityCC Coeur du Perche

Nearest cities & towns

La Madeleine-Bouvet5 km (8 min)
Le Mage5.4 km (6 min)
Bretoncelles8.1 km (11 min)
Rémalard en Perche8.9 km (11 min)
Le Pas-Saint-l'Homer9.2 km (13 min)
Les Menus9.2 km (15 min)
Bizou10.2 km (14 min)
Longny les Villages10.4 km (11 min)
Vaupillon13 km (17 min)
La Loupe14.4 km (17 min)
Meaucé14.5 km (17 min)
Fontaine-Simon14.7 km (15 min)
Verrières14.8 km (15 min)
Cour-Maugis sur Huisne15 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Several events organized by the Municipality. A report on garage sale flea market, one of the true "empty-lofts" in June every year.

Clown material course


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Remains of the Monastery
Remains of the Monastery
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Portal of Notre-Dame du Mont Harou
Portal of Notre-Dame du Mont Harou
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Hollow Road
Hollow Road
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Monday 18 january
Min. -1°C - Max. 6°C
Tuesday 19 january
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 20 january
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Telemark water skiing at the Fontaine Simon site
Sports sensations12 € to 75 € Fontaine-Simon (13.6 km)
Stained glass course
Arts and Crafts585 € Chartres (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Perche Thironnais
HikeIntermediate2h45Nonvilliers-Grandhoux (28 km)
The greenway of Saosnois: a territory to discover!
HikeEasy3h25Saint-Longis (39 km)
Beef Road
HikeEasy3h45Jauzé (45 km)
Circuit vtc Bonnétable, Terrehault, Jauzé, Courcemont, Beaufay, Briosne lès Sands
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h35Bonnétable (46 km)
Discovering Bonnétable
HikeEasy55 minBonnétable (46 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


Your holidays
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A restaurant
A rental car
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