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Sainte-Opportune

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne

Sainte-Opportune - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Orne
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This small town in the Orne approximately 250 inhabitants is located 249 meters above sea level in the heart of Normandy.

Sainte-Opportune is located south of the natural region of Switzerland Norman ornaise, a nickname given by the first visitors to this rugged area with hilly landscapes where nature is beautifully preserved.

The old inn was rescued and restored to accommodate the current mayor and has an engraved lintel of the family Dozeville.

An old farmhouse eighteenth, typical of Houlme with its half-timbered buildings and cob and bread oven has been restored according to ancient techniques (labeled Heritage Foundation and Prize for the best conversion in 2009 of Peasant houses France) all turned into houses and boutique guest rooms.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySainte-Opportune
Postcode61100
Latitude48.7431399 (N 48° 44’ 35”)
Longitude-0.4183490 (W 0° 25’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 173m to 277m
Surface area8.46 km²
Population247 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlençon (38 mi, 1h03)
Insee code61436
IntercommunalityCA Flers Agglo
DepartmentOrne
TerritoryPerche
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Durcet1.1 mi (2 min)
Craménil3.1 mi (8 min)
Landigou3.6 mi (8 min)
Sainte-Honorine-la-Guillaume4.1 mi (10 min)
Bellou-en-Houlme4.1 mi (9 min)
Briouze5.2 mi (10 min)
Saint-André-de-Briouze5.3 mi (13 min)
Échalou5.3 mi (10 min)
Pointel5.8 mi (10 min)
Athis-Val de Rouvre6.3 mi (13 min)
Saires-la-Verrerie6.8 mi (15 min)
La Lande-Saint-Siméon6.8 mi (14 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Briouze6.9 mi (12 min)
Le Ménil-de-Briouze7.2 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

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Traditional mud and timber-framed house
Traditional mud and timber-framed house
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Spring in Sainte-Opportune
Spring in Sainte-Opportune
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Winter colors Sainte-Opportune
Winter colors Sainte-Opportune
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The countryside around Sainte-Opportune
The countryside around Sainte-Opportune
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The Oak, beautiful river with its ancient Roman said bridges
The Oak, beautiful river with its ancient Roman said bridges
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The countryside around Sainte-Opportune
The countryside around Sainte-Opportune
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Unspoilt nature around Sainte-Opportune
Unspoilt nature around Sainte-Opportune
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Homeland Norman cobs
Homeland Norman cobs
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A protected environment in harmony with the local history
A protected environment in harmony with the local history
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Countries of apple blossoms...
Countries of apple blossoms...
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Unspoilt nature around Sainte-Opportune
Unspoilt nature around Sainte-Opportune
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Traditional house
Traditional house
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The campaign in spring
The campaign in spring
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A land farmed
A land farmed
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For around, many oxen, name given to the animal but also the large rocks that outcrop here over the fields
For around, many oxen, name given to the animal but also the large rocks that outcrop here over the fields
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A land husbandry... with some sheep
A land husbandry... with some sheep
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local wooden architecture and cob
local wooden architecture and cob
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In the land of apple blossoms...
In the land of apple blossoms...
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The digital brighten their pink walks around Sainte-Opportune
The digital brighten their pink walks around Sainte-Opportune
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carriage rides on the Possibility Sainte-Opportune Common
carriage rides on the Possibility Sainte-Opportune Common
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Opportunity to ride in real English taxi around Sainte-Opportune
Opportunity to ride in real English taxi around Sainte-Opportune
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Weather

Sunday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
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Monday 24 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C
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Tuesday 25 september
Min. 3°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (17.1 mi)
All-seasons mountain coaster
Entertainment5 € Souleuvre en Bocage (25 mi)
Maiden ultralight plane flight over the Mayenne
Sports sensations50 € to 100 € Aron (30 mi)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (31 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (21 mi)
Pays Domfrontais
Cycling itineraryIntermediate5h00Soucé (22 mi)

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