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“Very Interesting Attraction”
Review of Arche de la Nature

Arche de la Nature
Ranked #4 of 51 things to do in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I had seen a few leaflets about this attraction so decided to visit. It was easy to get to by tram being at the Espal terminus. After going through the Maison De L'Eau entrance I walked along a path to the Maison De Prairie. It was a very pleasant scenic walk and I saw a few farm animals on my way to the farm. There were plenty to see there and it seems to be very popular with schoolchildren. There was also a small area with bee hives and one hive inside a small hut is cutaway so you can see the inside. Definitely worth a visit especially if you have children. They would really enjoy this attraction.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

this place is like a real farm, with all sort of farm animals in their environment from big ones as pigs, cows, horses to the smallest (bees), including and old or local species of chicken, geese, rabbits ; and also a vegetables garden like our grand-parents's ; perfect for city kids and also very nice to walk around for adults.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

You'll have the opportunity to discover a great, big and clean place, surrounded by countryside, animals, and other nature-related attractions (shows, jam and honey workshops).

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

A fabulous, huge open air space with great places to ride your bike. Take a picnic and plenty to drink but don't go on Monday if you want to visit the aquarium etc as these are closed. Free parking,

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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Arche de la Nature is a farm run by the city of Le Mans. If you have children, this would be a great place to visit. The farm has the usual suspects: pigs, goats, rabbits, geese, cows, etc. If you are lucky (being there at the right season), you may find baby goats, pigs, cows, etc. The farm also has some nice percheron horses (big work horses). We also like its vegetable gardens. There is nothing exceptional or extraordinary in the sense of a tourist attraction. This is just a very pleasant place to be if you like nature, since it is surrounded by a forest. This is a free activity, however, the farm does have closing hours (which depends on the season). Check with the tourist office 02 43 28 17 22 (from outside of France: +33 2 43 28 17 22).

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