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As well as the many national and international events in the region, there are also several things to do in the immediate vicinity.

Outdoor village picnic and entertainment

The village picnic is held every summer at "l'Espace Culturel Louis Derbré d'Ernée", where you will be surrounded by the various sculptures created by Louis Derbré, who lived and worked in Paris for many years before returning to his home town of Ernée. Take your own food (although there are usually BBQ's and beer tents!) and be entertained throughout the afternoon by acts from as far away as Paris. Games for the children and music from local groups are also provided. Louis Derbré's factory is also close by if you want to see how the sculptures are made, and maybe even meet the man himself.

Sculptures of Louis Derbré Sculptures of Louis Derbré Sculptures of Louis Derbré

Also during the summer there are numerous musical festivals held in most of the villages and towns. In Ernée it is planned for Friday 18th June 2010. If you fancy a relaxed evening, this is an ideal event. All types of music from Traditional folk, to bongo drums to keyboards are to be found along the streets of the town, which are closed to traffic for the event. Wander about at your leisure,stopping to take a drink (or two) at the various bars which stay open until after midnight for the event.

Rock Bongos Youth Traditional

To celebrate Bastille day (14th July), there will be a display of fireworks at the town lake the day before, Tuesday 13th July. This is well worth attending with the spectacular reflections on the  water together with background music making an evening to remember.

.In addition to the organised events, there are also the usual amenities to be found in the town. Heated indoor swimming pool, cinema, church, supermarkets and shops, bars, restuarants etc.

. The local park has activities for the children, including an assault course, boule courts, archery range and bmx track. If you fancy a day "at the seaside" a small man-made beach is in nearby Fougeres forest - a great way to spend a hot summers day without expense.

Man-made beach in the forest at Fougeres

There are numerous historical buildings in the centre of the town, whilst, on the outskirts, there are miles of country walks and cycle routes. For the fisherman, there is the river Ernée as well as the local lake. (Lakes can be found in most of the surrounding villages and can be fished for a very small fee. If you want further information please ask us as Alan is a keen fisherman and will probably be able to help, or visit our Fishing page if you are interested in carp and sturgeon fishing.) The nearest golf course is about 20km away just outside the large town of Laval and is a 27 hole course.

The lake in Ernée

Market day in Ernée is on a Tuesday morning and, although not large, gives an insight into the French way of life.

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