La Roche d'Oetre

La Roche d'Oetre, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne: Hours, Address, La Roche d'Oetre Reviews: 4.5/5

La Roche d'Oetre
4.5
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
About
Tourist Office - Natural site - Panorama - In the heart of Swiss Normandy, Roche d'Oetre is one of the most prestigious Western belvederes of France. The classified natural site is in the heart of the oldest mountain in Europe. From a height of 118 metres, Roche d'Oetre gives a stunning panoramic view over wooded Rouvre gorges. The "sentier des corniches" is "the path" to discover view point, panorama and the human profile in the rock. Desabled access - families with pushchair, picnic area with 11 tables. Rumble tracks, mountain bike trails, equestrians circuits. Tourist Office with regional information, lounge area, toilets, free wifi, touch screen table, gift shop with a large range of products included local produce, artisanal crafts, walking guides and much more ! Galerie with free exhibitions (paints, photos, sculptures...) Also on the site : Adventure course, cow pony and horse riding, pedal go kart and balance bike, orienteering course, bar restaurant.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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muppetj
Utrecht, The Netherlands23 contributions
Rock
Aug 2018 • Couples
Unexpected rock in normandy. There are people that climb it or you can just walk by in the valley. Can get crowded during the weekends.
Written 27 August 2018
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Hello, thank you for your comment ! Aren't you talking about Clécy ? You can't climb the rock here because of its protections.
Written 28 August 2018
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Mireille W
Menton, France72 contributions
Great views
Aug 2018 • Couples
Views from the rocher are fantastic. Good idea to wear good shoes if you want to climb on the rocks. There are several circuits to follow. They are signposted, but not always clear. We followed the circuit des gorges and followed a descent that was actually quite difficult. Beautiful river at the bottom. No views of the Roche from the valley. Allow more time than advertised. For those who like adventure, there is a very good "go ape" type of activity.
Written 19 August 2018
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Malillysr
Honolulu, HI261 contributions
Beautiful attraction; spectacular cliffs
Apr 2017 • Couples
A must see. Plunging cliffs into the river Orne. Panoramic views. Good tourist office with toilets. Highly recommended.
Written 11 April 2017
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Thank you very much for your comment.
Written 24 April 2017
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jennie w
Loughborough, UK104 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2016 • Friends
Worth a visit even is you just have time to walk to the view point. If time permits there are several good walking trails from the visitor centre.
Written 18 August 2016
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filthurlow
Chesterfield, UK2,352 contributions
Amazing views!
Aug 2016 • Family
This attraction offers beautiful and natural views over the landscape.

There are a number of viewing points which provide stunning opportunities to look out towards the horizon and both down into and across green valleys with some rocky outcrops.

There is little in terms of safety barriers, so please be careful not to get too close to the edge of the precipice.

As well as free car parking there are toilets, a small tourist information centre and a little souvenir shop.

There is also a children's play area, (suitable for 3 to 10 year olds), and a good sized bar / restaurant on site.

Additionally, there are a number of both short and long walking trails, which are suitably signposted making the most of the views over the natural landscape.

Well worth a visit!

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Written 11 August 2016
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menpib
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, UK14 contributions
Fabulous recreational space
Mar 2016 • Family
Picturesque scenery with plenty of walking - visited with 2 children and did one of the orienteering courses. Quite steep steps up from the bottom but we were warned and you can just walk on the top. Good 'go-ape' courses with differing heights/challenges for children and adults. Decent cafe too but plenty of picnic stops.
Written 23 May 2016
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Deborah H
Flers, France5 contributions
What a find!
Dec 2015 • Family
Went for a Christmas Fayre and fell in love with the place. Will definitely be visiting regularly. We were sad to have missed the autumn colours which must be spectacular.
Written 3 January 2016
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Youngryman
New York City, NY270 contributions
A Nice Natural Strain
Sep 2015 • Couples
I wouldn't want to descend the combination of natural stone and wooden "stairways" in wet weather. Not at age 73. But we had beautiful weather for the few hours we spent going down to the river and back from the well-organized starting point (with toilets and little museum.) This makes a nice contrast to the coastal hikes of Brittany. Nice drive getting there too.
Written 4 November 2015
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weasel_retreat
Bristol, UK37 contributions
Beautiful walking tracks
Sep 2015 • Couples
There are some lovely walking tracks in this area with fabulous views over the valley. The marked walks start at only 2.5km - but be aware that given the landscape of the Suisse Normande this still means a steep climb at some point! We arrived with only an hour to spare, which was plenty of time to complete the short walk but it was a shame we couldn't do the 9km walk that included a longer stretch alongside the river and beautiful Bréel.
The park has good facilities including a restaurant and an informative visitor centre.
Written 23 September 2015
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Matthewe9675
Derby, UK23 contributions
Good views over ravine, new visitors centre, lots of nice walks
Aug 2014 • Family
This place has changed a lot over the years but the scenery is always worth seeing. In the quiet times there is a real feeling of tranquility here as you look down over the landscape.
The old building is long gone and a new visitor centre is in it's place. Not to my taste at all but has a good range of amenities.
There are numerous walks through the countryside here as well as cycle routes.
Written 15 July 2015
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