15 kilometres southwest of Alençon, Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei lies nestled in a loop of the River Sarthe that is spanned by a small stone bridge. Its old houses are clustered around the 11C Romanesque church that boasts outstanding frescoes. On the other side of the river, opposite a delightful 15C chapel, a miracle spring, which arose following a prayer made by Saint Céneri, is said to have the power to cure certain eye diseases.

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Information : Alpes Mancelles Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)2 43 33 28 04 /
Town Hall - Tel : +33 (0)2 33 26 60 00

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Céneri
  • The chapel


  • By the waterside : The river Sarthe
  • Abbeys and churches : 11C Romanesque church of Saint Céneri and the 15C chapel