The Ruillé forest, located in the Sarthe department, stands near the Romanesque church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (12th century) and the magnificent "l'Aurière Manor", not far from the ferruginous (iron-bearing) springs that have made the municipality famous, also known for its "Jasnières" vintage wine. It predominantly comprises pedunculate oaks and chestnut trees, although beech and hornbeams also grow here. The Dauvers stream borders the forest to the west. Vines and troglodyte caves surround it below. The GR 35 hiking trail crosses its southern part.
This territory, bordered by the Loir River, is rich in vineyards and limestone hillsides. From a geological standpoint, 75% of the forest grows on continental detrital formations of uncertain age. The rainfall in the area is sufficient (≈730 mm/year).
Near the 12th century Romanesque church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and the magnificent Manor de l'Aurière, not far from the ferruginous springs that have made the town famous, also known for its "Jasnières" growth, stands the Ruillé forest, composed mainly of Oaks and Chestnut trees. This territory bordered by the Loir, rich in vineyards and limestone hills that provide tufa, which is the prestige of the cliffs of Saumur and Bourré, offers exceptional qualities and presents itself to nature as a real showcase for development.
PEFC Certification : : Yes
Adoption of management documents : Jan 29, 2018
Management turnaround : Jul 3, 2017
Forests : Temporarily closed to the public, the reopening is scheduled on 01/04