72 - Sarthe
The Faigne forest is located near the commune of Pontvallain, a commune in the Sarthe region known for its feudal remains.
This forest of young plants has taken root around what was once the Château de la Faigne, and, not far from the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Faigne, a very ancient place of pilgrimage was built on the site of a tree that hosted several Marian apparitions. A historical site if ever there was one, the town of Pontvallain bears the name of a victory of the French army led by the Constable of France Bertrand Du Guesclin against the English on December 4, 1370, during the Hundred Years' War. At the crossroads of history, nature and the spirituality, it is in a fertile soil that Chestnut and Pine trees of the Faigne forest take root.
PEFC Certification : Yes
Sustainable management document : Good Forestry Code
Adoption of management documents : Jan 1, 2018
Management turnaround : Apr 3, 2017
Forests : Temporarily closed to the public