Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park

Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park (Fr.: Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine) is a protected area of forest and bocage located in the French regions of Normandy and Pays de la Loire.[1]

Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park
Gorges de Villiers.jpg
Trail in Gorges de Villiers
Pays de la Loire, Orne
Sarthe, France
Governing bodyFédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France


Forest of Andaines

Spanning the departments of Orne, Manche, Mayenne, and Sarthe, the Normandie-Maine park was created in 1975 with a total area of 234,000 hectares (580,000 acres).[2] As of 2011, the parkland has expanded to a total area of 257,000 hectares (640,000 acres) and includes 164 communes with fourteen associated partner communes; the number of inhabitants within the park is approximately 171,000.[3][4] The park encompasses the Sarthe river valley and the large Forest of Andaines.[5]

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  1. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2011). Le Petit Futé Normandie (in French). Petit Futé. p. 32. ISBN 978-2-7469-3056-8. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  2. ^ IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Le Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine (PNRNM)" (in French). Présentation DREAL. 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Fiche d'identité" (in French). 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  5. ^ Berry, Oliver (2010). Brittany & Normandy. Lonely Planet. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-74104-238-2. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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Coordinates: 48°29′24″N 0°13′17″W / 48.49000°N 0.22139°W / 48.49000; -0.22139