Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park

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Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine)
Protected Area
Gorges de Villiers.jpg
Trail in Gorges de Villiers
Country France
State Orne
Region Basse-Normandie

Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park (Fr.: Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine) is a protected area of forest and bocage located in the French regions of Basse-Normandie and Pays-de-la-Loire.[1]


Forest of Andaines

Spanning the departments of Orne, Manche, Mayenne, and Sarthe, the Normandie-Maine park was created in 1975 with a total area of 234,000 hectares (580,000 acres).[2] As of 2011, the parkland has expanded to a total area of 257,000 hectares (640,000 acres) and includes 164 communes with fourteen associated partner communes; the number of inhabitants within the park is approximately 171,000.[3][4] The park encompasses the Sarthe river valley and the large Forest of Andaines.[5]

Member communes[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2011). Le Petit Futé Normandie (in French). Petit Futé. p. 32. ISBN 2-7469-3056-0. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  2. ^ IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Le Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine (PNRNM)" (in French). Présentation DREAL. 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fiche d'identité" (in French). 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Berry, Oliver (2010). Brittany & Normandy. Lonely Planet. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-74104-238-2. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 

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Coordinates: 48°29′24″N 0°13′17″W / 48.49000°N 0.22139°W / 48.49000; -0.22139