MORTAGNE au PERCHE
"Mortagne on the mountain” or "Mortagne, the most beautiful village of France" according to the two common sayings shown at the entrances to the town, is these days in the sub-prefecture of Orne.
During the final centuries of the monarchy it was the capital of Perche. Mortagne was lucky to escape from the worst bombing of World War II, preserving its monuments and architectural heritage.
The philosopher Émile-Auguste Chartier, commonly known as Alain, was born in Mortagne in 1868. Twenty-three years later, in 1891, the participants of the first Paris-Brest-Paris checked into the Hôtel de la Bouteille (regrettably no longer standing), close to the control.
Les Randonneurs du Perche, more than ever an integral part of Paris-Brest-Paris, together with “Les Mortagnais” are honoured to welcome riders in 2019. The “Carré du Perche“ complex will welcome riders outbound and back with food and drink, a barbecue, first aid, dormitories and showers in the gymnasium, and ample parking nearby.
Les Randonneurs du Perche and the local volunteers look forward to making every effort to ensure the riders’ time in Mortagne is as warm and friendly as possible.
Randonneurs of the whole world, we share your dream and hope that it comes true for every one of you, so that when you return home you keep in mind Mortagne-au-Perche and the Randonneurs du Perche. With pride and honour the Mortagnais keenly await your arrival.
Les Randonneurs du Perche