The small character town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is one of the most beautiful villages in Sarthe! Take a walk and discover its medieval atmosphere and built heritage full of picturesque charm: the Romanesque Old Bridge over the peaceful waters of the Vègre; the Courthouse, also known as the Temple, built in the 13th century; and the surrounding area with a charming rose garden, old houses from the 15th to the 17th century and more.
The village is also famous for its small Church of St. Hilary, which contains remarkable listed wall paintings inside. Produced at the request of the canons of Le Mans between the 12th and 16th centuries, these superb frescoes illustrate the Adoration of the Magi, the Presentation at the Temple, the Flight to Egypt, and scenes from Hell…
The shady banks of Asnières, an ideal spot for a moment’s reverie, as well as the pretty view from the Old Bridge over the Vègre, further add to the appeal of the place. Art-lovers should not miss Asnières on Canvas (Asnières sur Toiles), an exhibition of artists with a painting contest in the street, in the first weekend of June!