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Top 10 activities nearby our Les Chérottes house

The Chérottes property, only 75 minutes from Paris, is nestled between the Perche and Iton valleys in a beautiful wooded park bordered by a pristine stream. Maison des Chérottes is a splendid second home, a relaxing escape in a region of bucolic splendor. Sports and leisure enthusiasts can enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court and gym, as well as various activities offered in the area. 

The Eure Department:

Eure, an ideal weekend and holiday getaway, is situated between Paris and the Normandy coast. From Eure one can make day-trips to other beautiful attractions like Deauville, Trouville, Versailles, Rouen, Caen and Étretat.

The Eure department offers numerous historical tours, festivals, events and sporting activities. Many of Its 587 communes (home to 600,000 people) are well-regarded by France’s tourism classifications, i.e. Plus beaux villages de France, Ville d'art et d'histoire, Plus beaux détours de France, Station verte and Communes Touristiques. Eure is the only department in Normandy awarded the "Département fleuri", which recognizes greening of public spaces. It’s the most wooded department in Normandy, with 120 km of green bike-routes along the Seine.

To help you make the most of your stay, Altacasa has put together a list of 10 worthwhile activities in the vicinity of Maison des Chérottes. 

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#1. PLANE NORMANDY

For those who enjoy the adrenaline rush of flight. Plane Normandy (at Champigny-La-Futelaye, only 30 km from Damville) offers microlight and plane rides over the white limestone cliffs of the Seine valley, the Eure valley and Giverny.

Address: Route de Coudre, Rue des Aérodromes, 27220, Champigny-La-Futelaye.

Contact: 06 13 28 81 01

#2. CLUZIEL CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The Chocolatrium is a museum attached to the famous Cluiziel chocolate factory, only five minutes from Maison des Chérottes. Tour this world-famous chocolate factory that has mastered the art of turning cocoa beans into cocoa paste and then into chocolate.

Address : 7 Avenue Michel Cluizel, 27240, Damville, Mesnils-sur-Iton

Contact : 02 32 35 20 75

#3.ALAIN PASSARD'S VEGETABLE GARDENS

In western Normandy, only 7 km from Maison des Chérottes, stands the Domaine du Bois-Giroult, where the famous 3 Michelin star chef Alain Passard has his vegetable garden. Four hectares of land have been cultivated around the 17th century buildings. Visit the kitchen gardens of the Bois-Giroult and learn what it takes to grow the finest vegetables for the finest restaurant; you can even take some home with you.  

Address: Domaine du Bois-Giroult, 27240, Buis-sur-Damville.

Contact: 06 11 69 60 85

#4. VIRGINIE LEBLOND STABLES

Écuries Virginie Leblond is 18 km from Maison des Chérottes, in the hamlet of Défait, in Courteilles. Here you can explore the beaches and countryside of Normandy on horseback. And for those wanting a master-class, renowned instructor Virigine offers horse-riding and jumping lessons.

Address : 11 Le Défait, 27130, Courteilles.

Contact: 06 12 40 00 39

#5. LE GOLF PARC ROBERT HERSANT

Robert Hersant’s famous golf course is on the banks of the Eure, close to Paris, Rouen, Chartres and Évreux. This sumptuous 18-hole course is spread over 100 hectares, surrounded by majestic waterways and beautiful rolling hills. In the autumn its rare trees bedazzle with their scarlet leaves.

Address: 404 Rue des Moulins, 28260, La Chaussée-d'Ivry.

Contact: 02 37 63 06 30

#6. DAMVILLE WAKEPARK

This watersports center is only five minutes from Moulin des Chérottes. Enjoy the thrill of wakeboarding, kneeboarding, cable skiing, walk-on-water balls and tubing. 

Address : Route de Saint-André, 27240, Mesnils-sur-Iton

Contact : Facebook Messenger, Damville Wakepark.

#7. VERNEUIL-SUR-AVRE MARKET

Verneuil-sur-Avre is a town 10 minutes from Moulin des Chérottes. It hosts a Saturday market at Place de Madeleine that gathers butchers, greengrocers, florists, fishmongers, roasters, caterers and organic growers. There’s also a section dedicated to fashion and arts. 

Address : Place de la Madeleine, 27130, Verneuil-sur-Avre

#8. CHÂTEAU DE CONCHE-EN-OUCHE 

Take a twenty-minute drive through rapeseed fields and find yourself in the village of Conche-en-Ouche, where flowers bedeck the sidewalks and half-timbered houses echo an earlier age. The Chateau de Conches-en-Ouche is an 11th century castle rich in history; it was designated a monument historique back in 1886.

Address : Place Aristide Briand, 27190, Conche-en-Ouche

#9. DOMAINE DE CHAMBRAY

The Château de Chambray is to be found between Conches-en-Ouche and Verneuil-sur-Avre, in the Iton Valley. It too is a Historic Monument, dating back to the 16th century and typifying the best of renaissance architecture. Discover its dovecote, its old wine press, its arboretum and 32-hectare park, where you will find a Carthusian monastery dating back to 1740.

Address : Domaine de Chambray, Lycée Edouard de Chambray, 27240, Mesnils-sur-Iton.

#10. L’ARC EN MOUVEMENT 

L’arc en Mouvement is less than 20 km from Damville, in the commune of Tillières-sur-Avre. It offers various exciting activities in its beautiful forest, including archery and a 3-D nature trail. 

Address : 399 Les Marnières, 27570, Tillières-sur-Avre

Contact: 06 73 39 21 98