Sarthe is the jewel of the Western Loire. Decidedly French and packed full of attractions, the Sarthe region is a fantastic region to take a holiday rental property if you are looking for a wonderfully active yet completely relaxing family holiday. The area is awash with ancient villages, lush vineyards and excellent golf courses, but there is so much to do from a self catering Sarthe holiday home that it will take more than one Sarthe holiday to truly get a taste for the region.
The landscapes of Sarthe are a nature lover’s dream. The gently sloping Sarthe Valley gives way to the imposing mountain slopes in the Haute Sarthe region, providing all the natural facilities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and hiking that you could possibly think of. The countryside is wonderfully natural and unspoilt, covered in lush forests and carved by the channels of many rivers, streams and lakes. These lakes provide visitors with endless opportunities for fun, whether you are simply pottering around in a boat, fishing or enjoying one of the many water sports on offer, from water skiing to windsurfing.
Throughout Sarthe are perfectly preserved monuments to the region’s turbulent past. The stunningly picturesque villages of Sarthe are filled with medieval charm, where elegant chateaux, imposing castles and awe inspiring abbeys dominate the skyline. There is always a huge amount to see and explore, and with its great wealth of architectural heritage and cultural traditions, it is little wonder that those with an interest in history and culture flock to Sarthe accommodation throughout the year. To this day, you can gain a wonderful insight into lifestyles gone by as well as ancient crafts as old-fashioned techniques for glass-blowing, potting and wine-growing still thrive in the area, with regular displays and workshops showing visitors the incredible skill required.
Visitors can enjoy anything from rambling to bungee jumping, sailing to cycling, flying to rock climbing. Keeping your family happy and active has never been so easy as it is from a self catering Sarthe holiday rental property. Golf is particularly popular with adults in the region, and as long as you remember to pack your handicap certificate, there should be no problems in arranging a tee-off time.
Each year, the Le Mans 24 Hour race brings motor sport fans flocking to self catering Sarthe accommodation from across the world. The Le Mans festival is the absolute pinnacle of motor sport weekends, with the race lasting from 4pm to 4pm, right through the night. There can be no better sight for any motor sport fan that looking down onto the starting grid, with the sun glistening off the bonnets and the deafening noise of the engines roaring into life.
The climate of Sarthe is wonderfully mild. During the long summer months, temperatures can soar, but daily peak temperatures are usually confined to the low or mid 30’s (°C) from June until late September. Even the winter months remain mild, with occasional rain.
There are a great range of options for reaching a holiday rental property in Sarthe, France. With direct flights to both Angers (ANE) and Tours (TUF) airports, which are both within 50 miles of a Sarthe holiday rental, you are spoilt for choice, and there are a great range of TGV services running from Paris to Le Mans. The nearby ferry ports of Calais, Le Harve, Cherbourg and Cean mean that you can easily take your own car on a Sarthe holiday too.