Updated on 15 December 2020
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Built beside a lake, hidden in the middle of the forest, this charming spa town nestles in the Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park. With an elegant casino and racecourse as well as its renovated thermal spa centre, Bagnoles-de-l’Orne makes for a relaxing break.
The only spa town in North-west France
The elegant spa town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne became particularly popular in the late 19th century, a period in French history known as the Belle Epoque. Some grand period buildings still occupy prime positions, including the casino, which has pride of place beside the water, and the palatial Résidence du Lac, standing out in patterned brick.
Bagnoles-de-l’Orne has long been a place to come to relax. Across the lake, a shady park calls for a promenade, and beyond that stands a beautiful wood-surrounded racecourse. Horse-riding, Nordic walking, hiking, mountain-biking and archery are among many activities to enjoy around the town and in the surrounding forest.
- Thermes and the B’O Thermes: Many legends surround the origin of Bagnoles’ thermal waters, yet all acknowledge their curative benefits. The effects of this natural therapy on health are now widely recognized.
- Andaines Forest
- Roche Bagnoles Château Arboretum: Discover over 150 species of trees
- Belle Epoque neighbourhood: The first residential area of Bagnoles seems to be frozen in time from the start of the twentieth century. A true delight for architecture lovers and romantic epicurians.
- Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Casino
Bagnoles-de-l’Orne Tourist Office
Place du marché, 61140 Bagnoles-de-l’Orne