Imagine a family holiday where you can hike, cycle and unwind in nature. Imagine that moment of kicking back in a cosy forest accommodation surrounded by fresh breeze and swaying trees. Imagine off-the-beaten-track adventures, with hidden gems waiting around every corner. It’s all happening in the Perche!
Connect with Nature
Want to fill your family holiday with plenty of fresh air and freedom? Nestled in the heart of the forest, the gîte des Louvetiers is a great choice for a home away-from-home, with outdoor games for the kids, a pétanque court, plenty of space to relax and walks to explore the surroundings.
Run wild on proper adventures
Saddle up and head out to the forest of Senonches with the family for a beautiful cycle ride. Feel the power of nature with your five senses. The sounds of the birds singing, the scent of the moss in the clean fresh air, the sunlight playing through the leaves. Take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and absorb the serenity. If you are quiet enough, you might get a chance to spot some local wildlife, a highlight of any nature experience!
Explore some eerie ruins
The cycling adventure continues through the undulating landscape of the Perche towards La Ferté-Vidame and its majestic ruined castle, a shell of its former glory. Take a stroll through the immense park and admire the view. You can also visit the interactive Maison Saint-Simon – Museum showcasing the life and work of Saint Simon, Louis XIV’s famous historiographer. The stunning views of the ruins and ponds make a wonderful landscape for a picnic as you surround yourself with history.
A two-wheeled adventurein the Perche
Discover the wild side of CanadaPerche
Learn what it’s like to live alongside Mother Nature in a haven of open spaces and fresh air, trees and tranquility. Welcome to the Senonches forest for a stay at Huttopia Senonches Holiday Village, an absolute dream come true for nature lovers.Read more
Parc du château de la Ferté-VidameLA FERTE-VIDAME
Experience the splendour of the Enlightenment! 60-hectare formal park with remains. It was here that Saint Simon retired to write the majority of his memoirs.Read more
The hidden Abbey of Thiron in the PerchePerche
Deep in the Perche, in the sleepy village of Thiron-Gardais lurks a beautiful abbey oozing an inimitable charm. Thiron is a must-see village in Eure et Loir to enjoy a change of scenery and incredible heritage in an atmospheric setting!Read more
Gîte des LouvetiersSENONCHES
In the Perche Regional Nature Park, this house on the edge of a forest is ideal for those in search of a place to stay for family or friends, to lie back and relax or to enjoy all the more active recreational activities nature has to offer, or both ...Read more
Espace Naturel Sensible de la Ferté-VidameLA FERTE-VIDAME
Within the Perche Regional Nature Park, the sensitive natural area of La Ferté-Vidame in an area of 77 hectares, hosts diverse wetlands particularly woodlands in wet areas with sphagnum mosses, unique in Eure et Loir and very rare in the Loire ...Read more
Brame du cerf et cueillette de champignonsPerche, Vallée de l'Eure
À l’automne dans le Perche lors de l’été indien, la forêt nous appelle pour deux événements inratables : la chasse aux champignons et le brame du cerf. Une saison bien particulière, les températures refroidissent, l’air devient humide, la forêt se pare de mille couleurs et nous invite à plonger dans un monde presque magique.Read more
Bike Rental “Senonches”SENONCHES
Mountain bikes for adults and children are available for rent, and a baby seat so you can discover the State forest of Senoches. A map of the forest is available from the Tourist Office.Read more
Château de Senonches – Forêt d’HistoiresSENONCHES
The modern, interactive museum starts by presenting the forest ecosystem before focusing in more detail on the outstanding natural beauty that can be found in Senonches forest. As you learn about the history of the forest, you will find out about ...Read more
Maison Saint-SimonLA FERTE-VIDAME
It was on his estate of La Ferté-Vidame that Saint Simon, the famous historiographer of Louis XIV, wrote his memoires. The museum displays personal documents and accounts of the illustrious character.Read more