From the Series: Ferry Trips to France

Heading South into Normandy from the Peninsula, in the Orne region, there is the delightful and slightly “upmarket” small town of Bagnoles de L’Orme, secreted in the forests of Andaines. The town is a spa, made famous (allegedly) by Seigneur Hughes de Tesse as a result of miraculous “cure” for his aged horse, “Rapide” in the Middle Ages. Latterly becoming a fine example of the Belle Epoque era, Bagnoles has a small casino on the lake and beautiful views from the baroque main street above the lake.