Remarkable trees

The thousand-year-old yews at La Lande Patry

Two thousand-year-old yew trees sit enthroned in front of the church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in La Lande-Patry.

In the 19th century, the cavernous trunk of the larger of the 2 yews was used as a shop by a clever barber.

He offered his services to the faithful after mass in the “oldest shop in Normandy”. Napoleon 1st, in his youth, is said to have visited these 2 curiosities.

Access in the village of La Lande Patry, just beside the church.

Beautiful holy-water stoup in the church entrance.

The Hippolyte oak in the Andaines forest

Halfway along the southern circuit, starting from the lake at La Ferté-Macé, you will see the Hippolyte oak, the oldest oak in the Andaines forest: over 300 years old, its circumference reaches 5.26 m at 1.30 m from the ground.

Car access on the right at the Epinette crossroads, from La Ferté-Macé in the direction of Bagnoles de l’Orne.