Economic discovery tourism

Another form of tourism in Sarthe is getting to know all about its economic activity. Visiting local businesses lets you discover unique know-how and specific products. Through the regional "Visitez nos Entreprises" ("Visit our Businesses") label, Sarthe's enterprises join in and open their doors. And the least we can say is that there's something for everyone!

Shortbread makers open their doors

Are you familiar with the shortbread of Sablé-sur-Sarthe? One of Sarthe's most famous gastronomic products was even quoted by the Marquise de Sévigné in one of her famous letters to her daughter.

Today, you don't need to be invited to a grand reception to discover and enjoy these little fresh butter biscuits. With time and the inventiveness of its makers, a wider range of treats has emerged, from plain shortbread to apple or chocolate shortbread. And the good news is that two Sablé-sur-Sarthe biscuit makers will open their doors, by appointment, so that food lovers can discover the little secrets of this famous biscuit.

Rillettes Bahier

To the east of Sarthe, Régis Bahier invites you to discover the story behind the creation of Sarthe's famous rillettes. An on-site shop designs customised gift boxes...

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