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Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei

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Added on 04 Jul 2019,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 04 Jul 2019

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

La Sarthe à vélo

Route

0,5 km

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei

FR-61250 Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei

Geodetic coordinates

48.379740 -0.052620

Communication

Saint-Cenéri-Le-Gerei
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Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei

Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

It lies on the River Sarthe 13 km (8.1 mi) from Alençon.

The place is named for Serenicus (or Genericus), an Italian hermit who lived here during the 8th century. When he died, a monastery was built, later destroyed by the Vikings in 903. The church was a dependency of the abbey of Saint-Evroult-en-Ouche.

The name le-Gérei comes from William Giroie, who built a castle here in 1044 of which only parts of the walls remain today. In 1060 the castle came under siege from Duke William II of Normandy (the future King William I of England) before being taken by Robert Courteheuse his son in 1088.

The beauty of the village's setting, in a wooded loop of the River Sarthe, has attracted and inspired many artists since the 19th century. The village even has its own festival which annually celebrates those painters who came to, or lived in, Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei.

Sights

Saint-Céneri's economy is largely based on tourism, its status as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("France's Most Beautiful Villages") and its tranquil environment attracting many visitors to the village.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 May 2019, 15:05 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saint-C%C3%A9neri-le-G%C3%A9rei&oldid=897664336> [accessed 4 July 2019]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

La Sarthe à vélo

Route

0,5 km

Added on 04 Jul 2019,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 04 Jul 2019