Le Perche, a little corner of paradise for Parisians in search of countryside and greenery
What does Perche mean, a region so popular with Parisians?
Le Perche is an ancient French province, born in the 10th century from woodland. Today, it’s a natural region.
Today, Perche is split between 3 regions and 5 départements:
– Centre-Val de Loire, (departments of Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir)
– Pays de la Loire (Sarthe department)
– but its largest area is in Normandy, in the Orne (and Eure) departments, where Aurélie Caperan will find your future second home.
The Parc Naturel Régional du Perche, created in 1998, is home to some of the most promising real estate, and extends over the departments of Orne to the west and Eure-et-Loir to the east.
Perche also attracts French-speaking Americans in search of the land of their ancestors.
In conclusion, the Perche department doesn’t really exist. It’s a sort of former province that has become a regional nature park, without having to go through the département process.