Le Mans:

Visitors looking for gifts and souvenirs to take home won't be disappointed. Among the eclectic mix of shops in Le Mans is a large bookshop, together with a variety of boutiques and craft shops. The city's local craft workshops sell everything from musical instruments and stained glass to jewellery, hats, chocolate and clocks. If you're looking for more everyday items or food, these can be purchased from the French Monoprix supermarket at its branch in Place de la République.

A covered market selling fresh produce, including local cheeses, is held on the Place du Marché every day. Visitors in search of bric-a-brac should head for the market held below the cathedral, on the Place du Jet d'Eau, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday morning.

Eating Out:

There are restaurants in Sillé le Guillaume, at Sillé Plage or in many of the surrounding bars.


Sillé Plage has 3 lakes with carp, pike, perch, roach etc.

Information and card purchase from the Tourist Office (02 43 20 10 32).


Golf de Sarge les Le Mans

Address: Rue du Golf, 72190, Sarge les Le Mans

Tel: +33 243 76 25 07


Number of holes: 18

Length: 6,580 yards

Par: 72

Open: daily - dawn to dusk

Le Mans Golf des 24 Heures

Address: Route de Tours, Mulsanne, 72230, France, FR

Tel: +33 243 42 00 36


Number of holes: 18

Length: 5,750

Par: 72

Open: daily - dawn to dusk

Golf de Sable Solesmes

Address: Domaine de l'Outiniere, Route de Pincé, Sablé sur Sarthe, 72300, France, FR

Tel: +33 243 95 28 78


Number of holes: 36 - (18, 9 and 9-hole training course)

Length: 6,770 / 3350 yards

Par: 72 / 36

Open: daily - dawn to dusk

Golf d'Alencon en Arconnay

Address: Le Petit Maleffre, Arconnay, 72610, France, FR

Tel: +33 233 28 56 67


Number of holes: 9

Length: 2,900 yards

Par: 72

Open: daily - dawn to dusk

Lake Tours:

During the season, tour of Sillé lake on a little train or 27-seater boat with spoken information on the wildlife and nature at the lake - details from the Tourist Office (02 43 20 10 32).


Indoor swimming pools at Alençon and Bagnoles de l'Orne.

Outdoor swimming at Sillé Plage (Free entrance - supervised July & August) and Lassay Les Châteaux.

Miniature Golf:

Sillé Plage - up to midnight in July & August (M. Cartier 06 80 01 20 29).


Sillé Plage offers some lovely forest walks around the lakes.


Sillé Plage provides opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, catamaran and pedelo hire (from June to September).


Sillé Plage also has cross-country cycling routes around the lakes and through the forests.

Links for further local activity information:

Office du Tourisme

02 43 20 10 32


02 43 52 15 15

Maison du Lac & de la Forêt (April to  September)

02 43 20 19 97

02 43 20 20 08

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