Are you tired of the stress of city life? Looking for a simpler, more authentic one without sacrificing your lifestyle? L’Aigle might be just what you’re looking for! Located within easy reach of Île-de-France and Normandy’s major cities, this small and friendly town has plenty to offer its residents in terms of services, nature and career opportunities! The perfect nest for your family!

Orne’s 4th largest urban district

  • 1.5 hours from Paris by train
  • 32 areas
    make up the L’Aigle community of municipalities
  • 25,000+ inhabitants
  • 90 community associations
  • €1,288/m2 in L’Aigle (source: DVF/PAP Oct. 2023)

Top 5 reasons to move to L’Aigle

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Orne Tourisme

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For its ease of access

Located on the doorstep of Île-de-France and close to major cities in the west of France (Rouen, Caen, Le Mans), the area also benefits from excellent transport links with the Paris-Granville train line, the A28 motorway and the N12 main road. 

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For its unspoilt countryside

Here in L’Aigle, the countryside, forests and rivers offer an unspoilt environment where you can enjoy simple pleasures like walking, cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, and fishing. 

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For quality of life without breaking the bank

All the essentials are close at hand, including a hospital, health centres and schools, as well as a cultural centre (Risle en scène), swimming pool complex, shops and restaurants. Despite this wide range of amenities, property prices are very reasonable.

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For its lively social life

Residents can try their hand at all sorts of sports and activities, thanks to the presence of 90 different community groups and clubs, sports complexes, football stadiums, rugby pitches, and more. 

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For its authentic Norman charm

Made famous by the Comtesse de Ségur, the market in an institution in L’Aigle! It’s the perfect place to find local produce such as cervelas sausage or brioche from Moulins-la-Marche.

Welcome to L’Aigle!

JE Rubio / Orne Tourisme
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To find out more about schools, housing and jobs, visit the L’Aigle community of municipalities website


Once a year, L’Aigle town council invites new arrivals to a reception at the town hall where they are introduced to the town and its services.

Thomas Le Floc H / CRT Normandie
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We came here because we both wanted to progress in our careers. We've discovered some great manufacturing companies in Orne! Right from the start, the people we met on our professional journey were always ready to help if needed.

Sébastien Kurtz

What not to miss in L’Aigle

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L'Aigle town centre

With its castle and outbuildings, Place Saint-Martin and its church, century-old plane trees, Place de la Halle and houses bordering the river Risle, L’Aigle is a postcard-perfect town!

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The Bohin Factory

Bohin, based in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, is France’s last remaining needle and pin manufacturer. A recognised living heritage company since 2020, visitors can explore the company’s production workshops and museum.

And also…

Château des Rêves
At this “Castle of Dreams” you can enjoy theatrical tours, visits of the estate on foot or by tourist train, royal brunches and gourmet dinners – everything you need to have a royally good time at the magnificent Château of Ferté-Fresnel!

Musée de la Grosse Forge
Listed as a historic monument since 1982, the large forge at Aube is one of Europe’s best-preserved. Discover the difficult craft of ironworking, from the 16th century onwards…

The Saints Pères lake activity centre
Fishing, pedalo, ziplining, adventure park, hiking: this park surrounding a lake and the ruins of Saint-Evroult abbey has something for all the family.

Working in L’Aigle

An economically well-balanced area, the Pays de L’Aigle community of municipalities is home to a wide variety of businesses, both in terms of size (there are 35 SMEs with more than 50 employees) and business sector.

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Several major companies have established their head offices here, including Frénéhard et Michaux, the European leader in safety equipment for working at heights and roofing hardware. LTI, a subsidiary of the F2A group specialised in air treatment, has a production site here. 

The Pays de L’Aigle community of municipalities is also a leading area for horse and cattle breeding. This is illustrated by the presence of IMV Technologies, a world leader in animal reproductive biotechnologies, and Origenplus, the 3rd largest French cooperative specialising in bovine genetics and reproduction.

Learning and studying in L’Aigle

Families here have access to a range of childcare facilities and schools (19 primary schools, 4 collèges and a lycée) to help their children grow and flourish in the best environment possible. 

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Academic establishments

For higher education, the Lycée Napoléon offers a number of courses in the artistic professions and two industrial BTS courses (Maintenance and Systems or Design and Production). The IFSI school in L’Aigle offers nursing courses.

What’s on in L’Aigle

  • Jazz en Ouche
    April
    A firm favourite with music fans, Jazz en Ouche is back with a festival format, featuring jazz and world music concerts in a number of venues around L’Aigle. 
  • Mud’Ouche
    Mau
    Mud, hay, tunnels, bridges… and a whole lot of sweat! Mud’Ouche offers an opportunity for everyone–whether sporty or not–to participate in a 7km obstacle course around Croix Lamirault pond and Rai farm. It’s guaranteed to be a laugh, whatever your results!
  • Biches festival
    June
    An intimate, authentic festival, showcasing the latest on the French music scene over three days of concerts at the Rai farm.
  • A Sunday afternoon beneath the plane trees
    Summer
    La dolce vita au bord de la Risle… A L’Aigle, pendant l’été, rendez-vous à l’ombre des arbres pour des concerts gratuits et variés.

Useful information à L’Aigle


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