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Domfront Travel guide
Domfront : Michelin's recommendations
Domfront enjoys an enviable location on the old road from Mont St-Michel to Paris. Perched 70m above the River Varenne, it stands out in two ways. One as a gastronomic town at the heart of a landscape given over to pear trees (try the local pear drink). Two as a historic site: It has old private residences abutting the vestiges of its medieval fortress in the keep gardens, and Romanesque churches like Notre Dame sur l’Eau.
Tourist attractions Domfront : Things to see and do
Domfront's historic centre is surrounded by fortifications which include 13 towers out of an initial total of 24 (the best preserved are on the South side).The area comprises fine half-timbered houses (number 38 rue Docteur-Barrabé) and carefully res..
The public garden of the keep is laid out on the site of a fortress dating from 1092. Two wall sections of the keep and two round towers dating from this period are still standing. Inside the enclosure are the ruins of St-Symphorien Chapel (11C) wher..
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The charming Romanesque church of Notre-Dame-on-the-Water (late 11C) was severely damaged last century. Five of the seven bays of the nave and side aisles had to be demolished. Fortunately, some fine features have survived. The chancel is decorated w..