THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Salon du Mariage at Le Moulin
We are excited to be hosting our very first Wedding Fayre at Le Moulin. Come and join us on Sunday 23 September, 2018, 14h00-18h00 for a fantastic, fun, family day out; food samples, drinks, a great fashion show of bridalwear and lots of artisans showcasing all that is wonderful in a day of celebration that is a wedding.
Entry is only 2€ to include a free event brochure, hors d'oeuvres and welcome drink.... See you there
Explore the markets, lakes and more
Le Moulin is in the little village of Désertines, in the town of Gorron, the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire. For those who like to explore, it is an ideal base from which to travel to other places of interest. There are weekly markets in the surrounding towns; the one in Gorron is on a Wednesday morning - get there early!
You will find plenty of public parks with floral displays, boating lakes, countryside walks, Centres de Loisirs, where you can hire bicycles, go hiking along adventure trails or, for the more intrepid, try kayaking or the high wire walks through the treetops!
Discover French Nature
For those with a penchant for all things nature based, the area has a plethora of flora and fauna, from the rollings fields of maize in the summer months to the banks of apple and pear trees, chestnut trees and wild flowers.
The red squirrel - one of many protected mammals in France - is one creature that has sought refuge here and can sometimes be spotted going about its daily routine...
Centre de Loisirs - for bicycle hire, adventure trails, high wire – en route to Gorron, Bagnoles de L’Orne.
Surrounding areas: Cider museum - a lovely family-run business where cider, poire (pear), pommeau and calvados is made – en route to Mayenne, Lassay les Chateaux
Ange Michel parc d’attractions - amusement park with water slides and an assortment of rides (open mid-April to September) - en route to Le Mont St Michel.
Gorron, Mayenne, surrounding areas
Gorron, Fontaine Daniel, Mayenne, St Aubin, St Hilaire du Harcouet, surrounding areas
With its abundance of roaming cattle, the restaurants (and, indeed, the supermarkets) in Pays de Loire are stocked with a stunning array of meat with which to create dishes – mouthwatering steaks, veal, local saucisse and the Normandy speciality, tripe.
Vegetarians can also choose from a vast selection of creamy cheeses and risottos, omelettes and tarts, freshly picked mushrooms and wonderful seafood – oysters, coquilles St Jacques, lobster and langoustines.
Vegans will delight in sampling seasonal produce cooked with the connoisseur in mind.
public swimming baths - Gorron, Mayenne, Fougeres
aquabulle (slides, water jets) – Gorron, Bagnoles de L’Orne, Laval
Fougerolles du Plessis, Gorron, Ernée, Flers, Caen, surrounding areas
Fashion and Clothing
Mayenne, Laval, Alençon, Rennes
Route to Gorron, Bagnoles de L’Orne, Dinard
Kayaking, Mini Golf, Swin Golf, Casino, Spas
Gorron, Domfront (historical town), Fougeres (houses the largest Chateau in Europe and once the home of the Kings of Brittany), Bagnoles de l'Orne, Avranches, St Denis de Gastines (horse riding), Granville (quaint beaches), surrounding areas.