The Orne

The Orne

The Orne, the Perche and Norman Switzerland

The department of the Orne has became one of the high places of the equestrian culture with the construction of famous Haras of the Pin, a monument drawn up on order of Louis XIV with the glory of the noblest conquest of the man. But if this area became the cradle of the horse, it also has an extremely varied inheritance, as well at the level built as by its landscape and its natural inheritance. The castles, manors, churches and abbeys, houses and were built with materials resulting from the area.
To also discover the many museums and other local collections allowing to discover the history of the Orne ash and the Perche. That which built the country through its wars, its alliances, its great families, but also small history, that of the men, through the practised trades, popular arts and traditions.