Area 14.96 km²
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Mamers
|Region Pays de la Loire|
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Population 9,116 (2013)
|Canton La Ferté-Bernard (chef-lieu)|
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de l'Huisne Sarthoise
Slalom automobile 2011 de la fert bernard
La Ferté-Bernard is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.
- Slalom automobile 2011 de la fert bernard
- Map of 72400 La FertC3A9 Bernard France
- Twin towns
- Notable people
- Local folklore
Map of 72400 La Fert%C3%A9-Bernard, France
It is twinned with Louth in Lincolnshire and also Laufen, Germany.
La Ferté-Bernard was involved in the 1906 Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France, the world's first motoring Grand Prix. The D97 towards Le Mans and the D1 towards Vibraye and Saint-Calais formed two sides of the triangular course.
Louise du Pierry, astronomer, was born here on 7/30/1746 or 8/1/1746 as Elisabeth Louise Felicite Pourra de la Madeleine.
La Ferte-Bernard is connected with a mythical dragon called the Peluda, which is said to have terrorized the town in medieval times.