Small town of Character

Parné-sur-Roc, whose 3 flowers denote a "Highly commended" Village in Bloom, sits on a hillside overlooking the river Ouette.

  • Parné-sur-Roc - Eglise

    Parné-sur-Roc - Eglise avec clocher-porche roman

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Parné-sur-Roc

    Parné-sur-Roc

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Parné-sur-Roc - Détail maison

    Parné-sur-Roc - Détail maison

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Parné-sur-Roc - Roquet

    Parné-sur-Roc - Roquet

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Parné-sur-Roc - Pont médiéval

    Parné-sur-Roc - Pont médiéval

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Parné-sur-Roc - Four à chaux

    Parné-sur-Roc - Four à chaux

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

Wandering through its streets and alleyways, visitors can explore:
- The church, with its 16th and early 17th century frescoes; its Romanesque porch cum bell-tower is unique in Mayenne.
- The medieval bridge that links Sablé to Laval.
- The impressive lime kilns in which carboniferous limestone, dug out of the neighbouring quarry, was heated to produce the lime needed to fertilise the fields.
- Remarkable houses, many of which were once inns, such as the Croix Blanche.
- The 'roquets' (narrow streets) decked with flowers.

More info

  • Pays de la Loire Small Towns of Character
  • 2 rue Mélusine
  • 85240 Foussais Payre
  •  +33 (0)6.70.26.08.62
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