The Hippolyte Oak
Less than two miles from Bagnoles de l’Orne, in the Forest of La Ferté-Macé, there is a massive 300-year-old oak tree. The Hippolyte Oak is the oldest of the oaks in the Forêt des Andaines and undoubtedly the most impressive. It stands in the middle of an area planted with beech and Norway spruce.
The 30 m tall tree has a circumference of 5.26 m at a height of 1.3 m from the ground. This very popular oak is nicknamed Hippolyte after the old forester Hippolyte Foinet who championed the tree at the beginning of the 20th century.