Things to do
While trekking around on foot, bicycle or horseback, you can savour the forests, hills, grazing lands and manors that make up the landscape of Le Perche. You can also discover the little village of Senonches and other small villages such as Nogent le Rotrou, Thiron-Gardais, la Ferté-Vidame. Wandering around these is just one of the ways that you can spice up a day with your family or friends!
The village de Senonches in the department of Eure-et-Loir benefits from s a wonderful cultural and historical heritage and is a marvellous place to discover with family or friends. Senonches is surrounded by one of the biggest state forests in France (managed by the National Forestry Office).
It boasts numerous rambling trails through the forest or around Senonches, where you can admire the lush landscape of Le Perche.
Water is an important resource in Senonches and neighbouring villages and you can discover the former washhouses, springs and several rivers, pools and ponds (including Badouleau pond in the heart of the Huttopia campsite). Thanks to its unique environment, Senonches has been awarded the “Station Verte” (Green Resort) label.
Lovers of architecture will be impressed by Senonches’ medieval castle (dating from the 12 century). You can the weathered keep (listed as a Historical Monument since 1923) and ramparts. Other curiosities to be explored are the Butte des Sarrasins, which dominates Lake Arthur Rémy, and the Evées pyramid featuring the ‘Little Napoleon’. You can still see several furnaces that were used for crafts such as glass-making, pottery, tilery, woodwork, etc.