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The region

The town of La Flèche now has 15,000 inhabitants. Born after the year 1000, city of La Flèche, was an important place of the history of France of Henri IV to the post-war period. Henry Le Grand built a school there for the Jesuit congregations, and his heart is still in the Chapel.In this place,  Napoleon I create the Prytanian National Military in 1808. Among his students, the Prytanée counts Jérôme Le Royer who founded the city of Montreal in Quebec.

Since 2006 La Flèche has been labeled "country of art and history" and is one of the "most beautiful detours in France". It also has seven historic monuments, listed or classified, alongside its zoo with some 270,000 annual entries.

The department of Sarthe is entirely included in the watershed of the Loire which made and still makes the richness of the wines of Saumur. On occasion, you can visit some of the famous Châteaux of the Loire, easily accessible from our house.

Map of the region

LES ACTIVITÉS

La Flèche enjoy a abounding cultural life, able to satisfy the most varied tastes. The lover of history and architecture will find the Prytanée founded by Henry IV in 1603, a Jesuit college where René Descartes studied and where David Hume wrote his Treatise on Human Nature (1737). Further, he will find the Chateau des Carmes, which, it is said, would have seen the King's conception. Festivals like "Les Affranchis" and "Les Folles Journées" carries culture in the streets of the city while the theater “Halle au blé” offers you a rich program in  a Florentine theater completely renovated in his 18th century origin

Major Events

The Sarthe is periodically the center of the world of the automobile: enthusiasts flock from around the world, manufacturers compete and drivers rush to the great race of the 24 hours of Le Mans! Every year, the race takes place on midle of June!

 

Every two years Le Mans Classique brings together all enthusiasts of vintage cars and collections: the next edition will take place in July 2018. Motorcyclists have their own edition in mid-April: the 24-hour motorcycle. The Le Mans site maintains an activity in the automotive sector and various races are organized throughout the year.

Close to the house, you can enjoy a Michelin starred restaurant "Les 4 Saisons" enthroned on the Loir. When you come out of the table, why not go and have a drink at the bars of the “Grande Rue”? Or perhaps you would prefer to walk on the side of the lake of  La Monnerie, not far from here, a cocoon of greenery where the walker meets sailors, fishermen, bathers and other storks.

Made famous by the show of France 4 "A Season at the Zoo", Taïko the polar bear of Zoo de la Flèche is waiting for you to taste between the spectacles of sea lions, parrots and other birds. Various pleasures, enthusiasts will be able to go to the Museum of the air of Angers-Marce . Also on the site of the flying club club of La Flèche enjoy airplanes and skydiving.

Leisure and outings:

Culture and museums