La Baie

La Baie is a hamlet with 7 houses that belongs to the community of Les Ventes-de-Bourse.

Les Ventes-de-Bourse

Is a rural councel in the French Department of Orne (Basse-Normandie) with 180 inhabitants. It is part of the arrondissement of Alençon.

The area of Les Ventes-de-Bourse is 22.3 km², the population density is not more than 8 inhabitants per km².

Rural environment

The area is rural and wooded, with plenty of hiking and cycling trails. The landscape is hilly and very green. No industry, no high-rise buildings.
In Les Ventes-de-Bourse is a modern playground with fitness devices for all ages and a children’s playground. In the village, are the Town Hall and a church.


Cities and villages

The distance to the provincial town Alençon is 16 km.

To the tourist village of Sées 17 km and to the town of Mortagne 28 km.
The countryside village Le Mêle sur Sarthe, is at  a distance of 8 km.

Facilities and shops in Le Mêle sur Sarthe

There are many shops to do your daily shopping, bakeries, butchers, vegetable store and supermarkets. There are also florists, hairdressers, cafes, restaurants, banks, garages (cars and motorcycles), taxi, insurers, pharmacy, schools, garden center, cinema, gardening tools shop, do-it-yourself shop, book- and magazine store.
And of course there is the fire brigade and a police station. In this classic French village you will also find a medical center with general practitioners, dentist, psychotherapy and a large veterinary center, as well as many gites, chambres d’hotes, a hotel and a church.

Sports and games

In the lake at Le Mêle is a separate outdoor swimming pool with a beach. On the lake you can hire sailing boats, pedal boats, surfboards and canoes. The camp site is located near the lake. Close to the village there are tennis courts.


You will hardly find tourists, in spite of to the beautiful nature, the many hiking trails, beautiful biking paths and rural small roads.


There are many restaurants in the area, in various price ranges.