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La Ferté Bernard

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Country  France
Department  Sarthe
Area  14.96 km²
Arrondissement  Arrondissement of Mamers
Region  Pays de la Loire
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  9,116 (2013)
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Canton  La Ferté-Bernard (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality  Communauté de communes du Pays de l'Huisne Sarthoise

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La Ferté-Bernard is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.


Map of 72400 La Fert%C3%A9-Bernard, France

Twin towns

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.

Notable people

Louise du Pierry, astronomer, was born here on 7/30/1746 or 8/1/1746 as Elisabeth Louise Felicite Pourra de la Madeleine.

Local folklore

La Ferte-Bernard is connected with a mythical dragon called the Peluda, which is said to have terrorized the town in medieval times.


La Ferté-Bernard Wikipedia