Arrondissement of Mamers
| Pays de la Loire|
| La Ferté-Bernard (chef-lieu)|
Communauté de communes du Pays de l'Huisne Sarthoise
La Ferté-Bernard is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.
La Ferté-Bernard Wikipedia
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.