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La Roche d'Oetre

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Unexpected rock in normandy. There are people that climb it or you can just walk by in the valley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Great views

Views from the rocher are fantastic. Good idea to wear good shoes if you want to climb on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mireille W
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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...more
61430 Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Equipedaccueil, Propriétaire at La Roche d'Oetre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your comment ! Aren't you talking about Clécy ? You can't climb the rock here because of its protections.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank Mireille W
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

A must see. Plunging cliffs into the river Orne. Panoramic views. Good tourist office with toilets. Highly recommended.

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Virginie S, Equipe d'accueil at La Roche d'Oetre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment.

Reviewed August 18, 2016

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.

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2016

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.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed November 4, 2015

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...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank weasel_retreat
Reviewed July 15, 2015

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...More

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jennie w
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jennie we were last there in December and did not encounter any so unless they have sneaked them in since( highly unlikely) I reckon you should be OK. Sounds like an exciting endeavour hope all goes well, enjoy the... More