Days Out: Sarthe (72)

Papea Parc
Family/childrens park incorporating a mini aqua park at Yvre lEveque (72). 20 hectares of flora and fauna, as well as boat circuits and bouncy castles.
Often called the most beautiful village in Sarthe (72) with a chateau, 16th and 17th century houses, a 13h century Court of Justice, watermills, an ancient bridge and the parish church with its 11th and 14th century wall paintings.
Nicols Boating Holidays
Licence-free river boats for hire. Two bases in the Loire, in Sable sur Sarthe and Grez Neuville both in the Sarthe (72). Tours on the river or complete holidays cruising the waterways of the Loire, Mayenne and Sarthe rivers.
Donjon de Ballon
Famous for its garden, the donjon de Ballon is an ancient fortress of the XIIth century whose aim was to prevent the Normans from invading the Maine Province. House and garden open from May to September. In Ballon (72).
Chateau du Lude
Chateau du Lude in Le Lude (72). Tours of the gardens and/or the chateau. Built in the 10th and 11th centuries, Gilles de Rais was victorious in 1427, before joining Joan of Arc.
Bicycle Museum
The museum is open April to September, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 and contains bikes from all periods of history. At 8 Rue de la Foret de Perseigne in La Fresnaye-sur-Chedouet (72)
Zoo la Fleche
Zoo in la Fleche (72) with a large selection of all types of animals. Open year round, but check the website for exact hours as they vary.
lArche de la Nature
Farm run by the city of Le Mans, Nature & Wildlife Areas & Parks, House of the water, Bike rental, playground, horse drawn rides, Disc Golf, Orientation course and Dozens of species of trees and more, Regular Events
Discovery zoo for children with birds, reptiles, mammals, insects and more. in Spay (72), west of Le Mans (72).
Automobile Museum Le Mans
Museum situated at the main entrance to the Le Mans 24 hour racing circuit. Shop and free car parking. At 9 place Luigi Chinetti, Circuit des 24 Heures, Le Mans (72).
Arbre et Aventure des Alpes Mancelles
Adventure day in the trees for all ages. At Sille Plage in Seille le Guillaume (72).