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Lhomme

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Lhomme is a small rural village in the Pays de la Loire, France. It has a few bars/restaurants, boulangerie and a village store.

Understand[edit]

This locality is in a rural agricultural and wine-growing area, close to the river Loir - that's le Loir, not the much larger and more famous la Loire further south. Local wines are Jasnières AOC, which is a dry white wine exclusive to Lhomme and nearby Ruillé-sur-Loir, and Coteaux du Loir AOC, which include white, red and rosé wines.

Get in[edit]

4 km by road (D304 & D305) from La Chartre sur le Loir. 20 km by road from junction 26 of A28 motorway (at Château-du-Loir). Long distance walking route (grande randonnée) GR35 (Verneuil-sur-Avre to Seiches-sur-le-Loir) 1 km to the north of the village centre.

Get around[edit]

As a small rural village, walking, cycling.

See[edit]

  • 1 Musée de la Vigne (Wine making museum), rue du Val de Loir. Open 1 Apr–31 Oct Adults €2.50, Children €1.
  • 2 Dolmen de Maupertuis (Dolmen de Lhomme) (3 km from village centre). Megalithic monument
Dolmen de Maupertuis

Do[edit]

  • 1 Sailing Club/School/Hire (Club de Voile de Marçon), Espace de Loisirs, 72340 Marçon (9 km WSW of Lhomme), +33 2 43 79 90 10. Sailing dinghy/windsurf hire and tuition. Windsurf hire €15 / hour. Dinghy hire €20 / hour. Canoe €10 / hour. Cheaper for longer times.
  • 2 Descent of The Loir By Canoe (Descente du Loir en canoës), Espace de Loisirs, 72340 Marçon (9 km WSW of Lhomme), +33 2 43 79 90 10. 2 or 3 people per canoe. Start upstream at La Chartre sur le Loir and canoe downstream to Marçon. Approx 2½ hrs. Adult €18. Child €12.

This is a wine growing area and there are several vineyards that you can visit to taste and buy local wines. It is not a massively touristy area so check contact details for any vineyards with the local mairie (town hall).

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Alimentation (food and general store), +33 2 43 44 43 46, . Tu–Sa 7:30–12:45; 15:00–19:15. Su 8:30–12:00. News and magazines, lottery, tobacco products, some postal services
  • 2 Boulangerie Pâtisserie (bread and pastry shop), 6 Rue du Val de Loir, +33 2 43 79 04 49, . Open: Tu–Sa 7:30–13:00, 15:30-19:30; Su 8:00–13:00. Closed: Su afternoon and M.

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Les Fougères, 3 rue du Pot de Pierre, +33 2 43 44 96 43. Closed :Sun evening.
  • 2 Chez Miton (Café Restaurant), 15 place de l'église, 72340 Chahaignes (4k km to W of Lhomme), +33 243 44 62 62. 15€-31€.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Les Fougères, 3 rue du Pot de Pierre, +33 2 43 44 96 43. Closed: Su evening.

Sleep[edit]

There are quite a few holiday homes (gîtes) and B&Bs (chambres d'hôte) in the area.

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Post Office (La Poste), 2 rue de la Fontaine Marot, 72340 Chahaignes (4km W from Lhomme), +33 2 43 38 11 45. M-Tu & Th-Sa 08:30-12:30 & 15:00-19:30.

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