Leisure and sporting activities
around Le Mans

The hotel de la Groirie offers you, within a very small radius of Le Mans in the Sarthe department (72), a variety of leisure and relaxation activities. If you feel like moving around and having fun during your stay, there are a number of recreational and sporting activities available in the Le Mans region: golf, canoeing and horse riding, to name just a few.

Possible options for the youngest members of the family include a day out discovering the world of animals, which they always find fascinating: the Zoo at la Flèche, and the Domaine de Pescheray zoological park will delight them. Another unforgettable day out is a visit to the Parc Papéa amusement park, with attractions for the whole family.


For golfers, there are a number of golf courses within a reasonable distance of the hotel de la Groirie. The nearest golf courses are the Golf de Sargé and the Golf des 24 Heures.

"Accrobranche" treetop adventure course

"Arche de la Nature" nature playground

Another suggestion offered to you by the Hotel de la Groirie, just ten minutes from the centre of Le Mans, is the “Arche de la Nature” nature playground.

This green space is a natural area covering more than 450 hectares, with different visitor centres such as the “Maison de l’eau” (water centre), the “Maison de la Prairie” (meadow centre), and the “Maison de la Forêt” (forest centre)

Papéa Parc

Another Hotel de la Groirie recommendation is the Papéa Parc.

This superb open-air park will delight families large and small. Different attractions for the youngest members, the more daring or the family as a whole. Discover Papéa Parc and its 40 attractions!

Open from April to the end of September.

La Flèche Zoo

Take advantage of your stay at the hotel de la Groirie to discover the Zoo at la Flèche, a venue that will delight your children. This is one of the top five most visited zoos in France. It expertly combines innovation with respect for the natural environment, and delights visitors year after year.

Open all year round (except for 25 December and 1 January).


"Pôle Européen du Cheval" equestrian centre

If you are a horse lover, your stay in the Hotel de la Groirie in Sarthe would not be complete without a visit to the “Pôle Européen du Cheval”, a nationally and internationally renowned organiser of equestrian competitions.

Just 20 minutes from the hotel, the “Pôle Européen” has unique facilities and organises all year round national and international equestrian competitions of all levels and all disciplines. It also offers courses to improve riding skills.

The closed secure car park at the hotel de la Groirie is an asset for horseriders.

The Spaycific'zoo

The hotel de la Groirie recommends a visit to this “out of the ordinary” garden/zoo. The Spaycific'zoo was created in 1989 and presented under the name of the “bird garden”. Since 2008, the 6-hectare park has been home to more than 600 animals. It is located in the commune of Spay and is classified as an “alternative” Zoo.

Canoe and kayak

The hotel de la Groirie suggests an original and refreshing activity for the summer, not far from the hotel. For groups of friends or families, the Le Mans canoe and kayak club offers a rental service on a course marked out between the Promenade Newton and the Abbey of l’Épau, lasting two hours.

Pescheray Estate

A short drive east of Le Mans, near the hotel de la Groirie, the “Domaine de Pescheray” estate covering almost 145 hectares is an animal park and zoo. It is home to mammals and birds from Europe and other regions of the world. Open all year, but at different times depending on high or low season.

All activities

Late arrival on request
Catering and room service
Transfers on request
Electricity charge point
Secure parking
Reduced mobility access