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Mortagne, Perche, France -

Mortagne-au-Perche is a commune of the Orne département, in the Low-Normandy area of France. --

Population of Mortagne-au-Perche was 4,322 inhabitants in 1968; 4,877 in 1975; 4,851 in 1982; 4,584 in 1990; 4,511 in 1999; 4,156 in 2007.

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1505 - Saint François convent (Mortagne-au-Perche) built in 1505 for the Clarisses congregation by Marguerite de Lorraine, duchess of Alençon and countess of the Perche.

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From 1634 to 1663 Robert Giffard recruited some fifty heads of families who lived in his native Mortagne-au-Perche to come to New France.

The French-Canadian Heritage in New England, Gerard J. Brault, UPNE, 1986, Page 112

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1796 - Mortagne, a town of France, in the department of Orne, noted for its serges and tanneries. It is 19 miles E of Seez, and 70 W. of Paris.

Brookes' General Gazetter Abridged, Richard Brookes, Pub. by B. Law, C. Dilly, 1796
1838 - (Mortagne-au-Perche) - The Crestien de Galais hotel was built in the 18th century. Jacques Crestien, captain of Hunting in the Perche province, lived there. It became the town hall in 1838.

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1895 - Mortagne
Mortagne, a town of France, in Orne, 25 miles E. of Alençon. Pop. 4302. It stands on a steep hill, has remains of old ramparts, and a Gothic church with a lofty tower. The manufactures comprise linen cloths, canvas, gloves, calicoes, and leather.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Mortagne, a town of France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Orne, 25 miles E. of Alencon. It stands on a steep hill and has a fine Gothic church whose lofty tower fell in 1890. There are manufactures of textiles, gloves, etc. Pop. about 4000.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
Mortagne-Au-Perche
"Famous for the percheron horses who derive their name from this rural region, La Perche is an ideal retreat for a few days' relaxation. An obvious base from which to explore southern Normandy's countryside is the pretty town of Mortagne-Au-Perche, 38km east of Alencon. Its historic centre includes the sixteeth-centure Eglise Notre Dame, as well as an impressive Hotel de Ville set in some lovely formal gardens from where there is an excellent view of the countryside beyond."
The Rough Guide to France, Penguin, Mar 1, 2013
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Mortagne, Perche, France:
Stroll Through the Old Town: Begin your visit to Mortagne by wandering through its historic old town. The cobbled streets, medieval buildings, and charming squares will transport you back in time. Don't miss the Place du Marché, where you can admire the town's iconic half-timbered houses.

Maison des Trois Pignons: This 16th-century mansion is a true gem of Mortagne. You can't miss its impressive architecture, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the occasional exhibitions or events held here.

Saint-Denis Church: Mortagne's main church, Église Saint-Denis, is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior is equally impressive, with stunning stained glass windows and intricate woodwork. Take your time to explore this historical and spiritual landmark.

Visit the Musée du Perche: This museum offers an excellent overview of the history and culture of the Perche region. You'll find artifacts, artwork, and exhibits that provide insight into the... Read MORE...

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