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Our little ol' town has a population of about 1080 and 45 shops, tradesmen and medical services. Situated at the southern extremity of Normandy on the border with Mayenne departement (county).  Couterne was founded at a fording point on the Mayenne river on the route from Caen to Jublains (A roman fortress which is well worth a visit.)

    The actual church

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The old church . The actual church can be seen under construction in the background.

 

 

The LAVOIR (clothes washing in the river) It still has it's faithfull washerwomen

 

 

Couterne has an air field and a club to go with it. One of the members has built the one of the smallest planes in the world. The Cri-Cri. You don't have to see it to know it's flying. The two Suzuki 250cc engines have a very distictive sound.  Another member is currently building his own (normal) plane.

 

 

The Chateau of Couterne: has belonged to the de Frotté family since 1542. Edward deFrotté has been our our current mayor since 1994. The chateau can only be visited on the heritage day in september.
This year Mr deFrotté has set up an exhibition room in one of the estate buildings, housing many artefacts and documents relating to the history of the chateau and the revolution. 
Open July & August - Monday to Friday. 
He has also laid out two paths through the woods surrounding the chateau.

 

 

Anglers have plenty of choice for finding a quiet spot to fish. The fishing club "the Couterne trout" looks after 120 Km (75 miles) of rivers and ponds. For those who prefer to walk there is the templar's trail that links Couterne to Bagnoles then round to the airfield and back to Couterne. One can even link up to Sillé le Guillaume and Le Mans, or get onto the Paris to Mont St Michel long distance path.

 

 

2 miles away at Tessé la Madeleine there's a chateau that masquerades as a renaissance chateau. It was infact built in 1855 by a woman who inherited a great fortune. The estate at the time took in all of what is now the lake at Bagnoles (a mile away). She also planted a great collection of exotic trees which can still be seen in the park which surrounds the chateau. Today the chateau is used as the town hall.

 

 

Bagnoles de l'Orne : It's lake, casino, and pedalos.


 
 
 

HOTELS - CAMP SITES - RESTAURANTS

at COUTERNE & Bagnoles de l'Orne                               Top of the Page 

RELAIS d'ANDAINES

At the cross roads in the center of Couterne
Hotel + Restaurant + Caterer
( 02 33 37 93 43

BAR CENTRAL

Place de l'Église
Bar - Tabaconist - Snack bar
( 02 33 37 87 36

Bar des SPORTS

Rue d'Alençon, Couterne
Bar
( 02 33 37 94 34

La BONNE FRANQUETTE

2 km from Couterne towards Domfront at Haleine
Routier
( 02 33 37 97 76

L'OISEAU des Îles

At the edge of Couterne towards Lassay at  
"Pont de Couterne". On the Mayenne river
Restaurant
Spécialités : Cuisine Antillaise

RELAIS DE MEHOUDIN

CHEZ FRANÇOISE

At MEHOUDIN, 3 Km from Couterne towards Alençon
Routier
( 02 33 37 95 92

CAMPING Le CLOS NORMAND

2 Km from center of Couterne towards Bagnoles
(  02 33 37 92 43

CAMPING de La VEE

3 km de COUTERNE towards Tessé la Madeleine

Il COCCODRILLO

Oposite the Casino at Bagnoles
Pizzeria
( 02 33 30 70 88

Le LOGO

Nearly opposite the Casino à Bagnoles
Vue sur Lac
( 02 33 37 85 10

Le Grand VENEUR**

At the roundabout with the fountains, Centre Bagnoles
Hôtel Restaurant
Menu Gastronomique
( 02 33 37 86 79

Hôtel ALBERT 1er**

Logis de France

Ave Dr Poulain,  Bagnoles de l'Orne
From the roundabout about with the fontain towards the station
Hôtel Restaurant
Logis de France
Menu Gastronomique
( 02 33 37 80 97

Hôtel MODERNE**

Ave Dr Poulain ,   Bagnoles de l'Orne
Next to the station
( 02 33 37 80 12

Restaurant La TERRASSE

 

Rue Casino, Bagnoles de l'Orne
(Main streetl)
Restaurant
Spécialité  : Sea food sauerkraut Choucroute de la Mer
(  02 33 37 81 44

Chez MARRAINE

Rue Square  (Next to "CHATEL" electrical appliance shop in the main street)
Restaurant avec Terrasse
( 02 33 37 82 91

Hôtel de TESSÉ
Logis  de France

1 Avenue de la Baillée
Tessé la Madeleine
02 33 30 80 07

 


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43 Shops, Tradesmen and Medical professionals:

Bar Central, Tabac, Snacks,

Butcher Caterer T. Dupin 

Baker Pâtisserie, Grudé 

Antiques-Cric a Brac Prosper, M. Lainé 
  02 33 38 55 41

Camping Clos Normand 02 33 37 92 43

Charcuterie -Pork Butcher, Take away meals Lerallu 

Chez Martial et Sylvie, Bar des Sports

Hairdresser Dames Lamotte Edith,
  02 33 37 71 06

Barber hommes Dubreil Jacques 
  02 33 37 94 27

Roofer Gautier Jean Pierre, 
  02 33 37 91 59

Bank Crédit Mutuel

Bank Crédit Agricole

DMF electrical appliance repairs.
Remy Mallet 

Grocer sgop Paturel Guy "Shopi"

Flowers Levallet 
02 33 37 95 89

Garage - Petrol Duval Gerard, 
    02 33 37 94 07

Hôtel Restaurant Bar Caterer , Mme Huet  
    02 33 37 93 43
 

Infirmières Generie - Renaudin, 
    02 33 37 94 25

Kinésithérapeute masseur ,Ponge Martine 
02 33 30 16 05

La Poste 02 33 37 97 07

Newsagent Librairie Papeterie, Dubot

Builder Maçon Plâtrier, Jehier 02 33 37 93 56

Doctor , Guihare - Delmas 02 33 37 97 51

Joiner isolation Calfeutrage, Chapon Daniel 
    02 33 37 90 88

AGRIAL, Farm supliers Coopérative Agricole, 
02 33 37 93 35

Landscaper Paysagiste Rocher Michel, 02 33 37 86 99

Painter Revétement sols, Letertre Gerard 
02 33 37 83 49

Painter Revétement sols, Duval Lucien 
02 33 37 86 14

Chemist  Pharmaciene, Humbert Marie Claude 
02 33 37 94 50

Photographer Web master Services Secrétariat, McGarry Colin 
    02 33 37 84 76

Plumber Electrician, Babin 02 33 37 97 40

Taxi, Blottiere Alain 02 33 37 70 16

Caterer, Grippon 02 33 37 94 59

Agricutural entrepreneur , Buhin Claude 
02 33 37 93 72

Stoc Affaires Bric a brac

Vets, Crèton  - Carré - Fraboulé - Gesche ,
    02 33 30 45 05

Villerabois, Cabinet maker (coffins) Menuiserie Ebéniste, 
02 33 37 96 97

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