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Le Bosquet is ideally situated to explore all that this delightful corner of France has to offer.

On the water there is fishing, canoeing, kayaking and pedalo hire. There is also a sports hall and facilities for tennis, basket ball, football and pétanque

Putanges is situated at the start of the Suisse Normande which offers a wide range of outdoor activities in glorious surroundings.

Putanges is a picturesque village at any time of year with houses sitting on the granite rocks bordering the river Orne and is a delight at any time of year. It has a selection of shops, including two boulangerie, charcuterie, épicerie and small supermarket and a weekly market which has been held since 1580 so shopping for a picnic is easy.

In nearby Calvados and within an easy drive are the historic towns of Caen, Honfleur and Bayeux, together with the D Day landing beaches.

The region is famous for its dairy products and apple orchards and is therefore the ideal place to sample the wonderful local cheeses together with cider, pommeau and calvados.

History surrounds you whether the birthplace of William the Conqueror at Falaise and the world famous Bayeux tapestry or in more recent times the D Day landing beaches with its many moving memorials and museums.

There is also the opportunity to spend a day in Paris. Catch the 7.50 am train from Argentan and be in Montparnase station in the heart of Paris by 9.10 am. Alternatively a later train will get you there in time for a late lunch and perhaps an overnight stay in the city.

There is so much to do and see that we can only give you a taste of all that is on offer but we have lots of leaflets and suggestions in the sitting room. While the Tourist Office in the village is open all year round and has plenty of information on everything that is available to do and see.

The region of Lower Normandy (Basse Normandie) consists of five departments and Le Bosquet is situated in the Orne close to its border with Calvados. The Orne is the most southerly and reflects Normandy at its most natural. There are many forests, river valleys and as the land of the horse, its green fields are home to many well-known stud farms, including the National Stud at Haras du Pin. The main town is Alençon which is famous for its lace making.

There is also choice of places to eat within a 2 minute stroll at either the Brasserie or small hotel restaurant overlooking the river. It is also possible to take lunch or dinner while cruising on the nearby lake.

There are many leisure activities on offer in and around Putanges.