Living in Sarthe

Just set up home in Sarthe? Welcome!

Expect rich heritage, unspoilt countryside and magnificent landscapes!

The birthplace of the automobile, Sarthe forms the backdrop of world-famous events, the best-known being the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Culture vultures will find plenty to feast on too!

Talking of feasting, the authentic local produce makes for delicious dishes to tickle your taste buds.

Above all, living in Sarthe means quality of life.


The Conseil départemental de la Sarthe deals with your day-to-day concerns by,

  • creating the conditions for successful education by building and modernising schools,
  • repairing and managing roads,
  • installing high speed internet,
  • showcasing and maintaining areas of natural beauty, historic sites and heritage buildings in the context of sustainable development

The council’s long-term goal is to reveal the potential of the department in order to boost attractiveness and growth.

LA SARTHE, the magazine

Quarterly magazine La Sarthe is delivered to your door.

Vibrant and modern, it reflects local attitudes and provides an update on the many projects undertaken throughout the year.

We hope you settle in comfortably in your new home. The people of Sarthe are particularly friendly! You have come to the right place. In your work and personal life, we hope you’ll find your new environment a source of fulfilment.

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