Our Local Area
St Mars D' Outille is our small village on route to La Grande Luce. We are on the doorstep to the Foret de Berce noted for its forest of beautiful oak trees, ideal for outdoor pursuits. St Mars itself is well known for its equestrian events. There is The Chateau de Segrais, in St Mars there is a meditation centre run by Kadampa Buddist Monks.
There are local markets held in most towns and villages nearby that sell local produce from fresh goats cheese to local honey, fruit in season and of course French bread, or you can go to a local Brocante, which are held every Sunday and Fete Days and pick up a bargain! We have a local farm shop in the village that sells their fresh farm produce every saturday morning, near the village centre.
There is plenty to do locally from fishing, horse riding, and swimming in the lakes, boating, and wine tasting. A visit to the "old part" of Le Mans that is full of medieval architecture, with narrow streets and the old houses, not forgetting the Epau Abbey. Shop and meander the restaurants, pavement cafes, delicatessens, chocolate makers and artistic craft shops including musical instrument makers, book binders etc. The Le Mans race circuit that is legendary for its racing events such as the legendary 24 hr race and The Le Mans Classic, not forgetting the museum.
Sarthe is a great place for golfing, having some of the most beautiful and natural courses here. There are animal parks and gardens to see, some are in the grounds of the most beautiful Chateaux that are predominant in this region. There are the troglodyte caves in Troo, made out of the Truffaut lime stone this region is famous for and many floral towns and villages, like Malicorne, the famous pottery town.