The Château de Couterne
Just two miles from Bagnoles de l’Orne, the Château de Couterne belonged to the Frotté family for fourteen generations. This beautiful stately home, built in the middle of the 16th century by Jehan de Frotté on the ruins of a castle, has a plain façade of brick and granite. The two rounded corner towers add a touch of fantasy.
The estate covers around 50 acres and is criss-crossed by nearly 2 miles of well-maintained tree-lined avenues. Inside, an exhibition room houses nearly 250 objects, some historic and some that are still in use, as well as rare eighteenth-century costumes.
It has been classified as an historic monument since 1931.