Reconnect, Get Active, Explore!
Holidays at last! Sun is shining, weather is sweet, make you want to move your pedaling feet! Grab your best friends for an active getaway in a picturesque area of natural beauty: the Perche. Travelling in small groups, around a passion for the outdoors and with like-minded friends and family is truly special! On the agenda: cycling, sampling local food, enjoying a few drinks and relaxing in the hot tub! Sounds inspiring, right?
A lodge for perfect group getaways in the Perche
Here it comes. This long-awaited holiday in France. To feel truly at home-away-from home, stay at the lodge of the Auberge Grand' Maison in Meaucé. Once you arrive, start off with a gentle connection to the French culture: take the very French ritual of l’apéro! Short for l’apéritif, l’apéro is a quintessentially French activity that’s all about relaxing with friends and taking a moment to pause and appreciate life. If you need some culinary treats to excite your taste buds, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the grocery store of Grand’Maison: artisan cider from the Perche, local nibbles and light snacks. Raise your glass. Santé! Action packed days outdoors will glide into relaxed evenings in the private jacuzzi where you can ease tired muscles, unwind and share stories from the day.
Exploring the Perche by bike
Getting out on the bikes with a group of friends is a great way to catch up, get some exercise – and maybe provide an excuse to stop for a drink - or a bite to eat! Good news is you don’t have to be a Lycra lover to get the most out of whizzing around Eure et Loir on two wheels. In the morning, saddle up to explore miles of undulating hills in the Perche. Ride towards Thiron-Gardais, then south until you reach Argenvilliers. On arrival, reward yourself with delicious food at the Perch' Oir for a taste of traditional regional percheronne cuisine. Once you’ve refueled, it’s time to get back on the bikes in search of new horizons and exceptional heritage to discover along the way: the Château des Comtes du Perche in Nogent-le-Rotrou and the Château de la Rivière in Pontgouin await!
Perfect family and friends’ gatheringsin le Perche
Ride on the Veloscenic cycle routePerche
Considering cycling holidays in Eure et Loir and looking for inspiration on the best routes to ride? With its green landscapes strewn with numerous villages, the Perche is the ideal setting for an easy ride along the Veloscenic cycle route.Read more
At Auberge Grand’Maison, located in Meaucé in the Perche region, discover a selection of local terroir products. Grilled pork rillettes, grilled pork and parsley terrine, lentils with grilled pork and more, all for you.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
Le lodge du domaine de MeaucéMEAUCE
This lodge has an industrial atmosphere and superior reputation, created in a fortified 17th-century farm surrounded by a moat.Read more
Promenade des eaux secrètes – n°10
This stunning, peaceful cycling trail takes you past myriad landscapes and tourist sites. You can make regular stops to explore a heritage, leisure or nature spot.Read more
Veloscenic cycle route from Paris to the Mont Saint Michel
The Paris / Mont Saint Michel "véloroute" is a national trail taking in Chartres and Alençon along the way. Embark along it and you'll be treated to a rich historical and religious heritage through beautiful countryside.Read more
Château de la RivièrePONTGOUIN
The château de la Rivière is a very elegant early 17th century design and little has been altered in four centuries. The main body of the Château was built in 1628, the outbuildings in 1629. The architecture is simple and very graceful, using ...Read more
Perruchet et ses migrateurs – n°4
Le Perche feels tantalising close along this cycling trail south of La Loupe, as you indulge in a spot of nature and culture alike.Read more
Musée de l’histoire du PercheNOGENT-LE-ROTROU
In le Perche, a medieval fortress watches over the town. Around the rectangular 11th century dungeon, there is a Renaissance dwelling which houses an ethnographic and local history museum, as well as temporary exhibitions, slide shows, guided visits ...Read more
Market of Nogent-le-RotrouNOGENT-LE-ROTROU
The weekly market in Nogent-le-Rotrou is held every Saturday morning at Place Saint-Pol, as well as every Saturday afternoon at Place du 11 Aout in Nogent-le-Rotrou.Read more