HERITAGE

The church of St Sylvester

Founded in 1080, the roman church of St Sylvester is one of the oldest churches in the Maine. It is shelter to the imposing
tomb of the knight Sir Guy de Chaources (15th Century).
 
Open all year from 10am to 6pm (closed Sunday pm).

Phone : +33(0)2 43 947 445

The chateau of Malicorne

Established in the 12th Century on the site of a swamp, a fortress was built to guard the entry point into the Maine. From the Renaissance, it became a meeting place for the most famous in the realm, like the authoress Mme de Sévigné. The château was rebuilt at the end of the 18th Century in the classic style. It has been in the same family since 1850.
 
Open  July and August,
from Wednesday to Sunday  from 10am to 12am and from 3pm to 7pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Phone : +33(0)2 43 948 465 / +33(0)7 82 800 062

Website : www.chateaudemalicornesursarthe.com (in French)

The mills at Malicorne

The watermills are a reminder of a still recent past when the river was an important source of energy. The small 18th Century mill was used by the potters to grind out the colourful enamels indispensable to their decorators. The two larger mills will built in 1831 by the château owner to install a flour-mill, which worked up until 1978; The local community has been the owner of the three mills since 1997. The restoration of the “Mill of colours” is the 1st step in the project to rejuvenate this heritage. The objective of the project is to keep the character of the buildings whilst allowing three structures to function from within : the Association for Tourist Development in the Sarthe Valley, the administration offices of the “Pays Vallée de la Sarthe” and the Tourist Office of Malicorne-sur-sarthe.

Open days : European Heritage Days in September.
Phone. : +33(0)2 43 947 445

TOURIST OFFICE
OFFICE DE TOURISME
1, Place Pierre Désautels
72 270 MALICORNE SUR SARTHE
Phone : +33(0) 2 43 947 445

Fax : +33(0)2 43 945 961
Our office has Free Wifi.
October through March :
Tuesday to Friday :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April :
Tuesday to Saturday :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

June :
Monday to Friday :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

W-E and holidays :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

July and August :
All week :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May and September :
Tuesday to Friday :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

W-E and holidays :
from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
For further information about Sarthe Valley, click here:
Vallée de la Sarthe
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