Of English origin, Wendy Tague has lived in France, mainly in the Paris region, since 1971. The creation of a guest house seemed to her the best way to combine business with pleasure.

To find the ideal house, somewhere between Yvelines and Nantes (for family reasons), she followed the RN 12 and visited 34 different houses. Her favourite, which she shares with you today, was the 32nd she visited, a traditional, renovated and comfortable farmhouse. The Orée (in Courcité) is located in on the borders of the Mayenne, Orne and Sarthe départements.


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©Wendy Tague - Chambres d'Hôte l'orée à Courcité
Wendy Tague

“I want to welcome people to my home while making sure they also feel at home. This is why my guest rooms have an independent entrance. Animals are welcome, and I offer my visitors the same calm I was looking for when I moved to the green countryside. "

Wendy loves
  • Peace and quiet
  • Meeting people
  • Animals

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Cows’ names

On the farm, the cows used to be named. Today, at The Orée, the three bedrooms in the old barn each have a cow’s name!

The Orée today is a haven of rest on the road for holidaymakers: “Often people are tired when they arrive, but after a good night’s sleep they feel so much better. While they they sometimes say they’re in a hurry, they are always much less so after breakfast, which sometimes takes up a good part of the morning.

This is the kind of welcome I wanted to develop. I love contact with people.”





A corner of Mayenne to discover

When people arrive at my house, perhaps attracted by the large courtyard, the fact that they can bring their pets or the fact that we’re signed-up to the Quality Charter of Gîtes de France, they don’t always necessarily realise that they are in Mayenne. It’s up to me to help them get to know and appreciate our département, where tourism is still little developed.

Many people come back every year for a stopover of one or two nights in Mayenne. “During the two years of renovation work before we opened, I had time to discover a side of Mayenne that I didn’t know. I took the time to introduce myself to the owners of other guest rooms and restaurants. I never felt like I was seen as a competitor.”


A word from



When you tell me that you slept well, or that you feel at home, that’s what I like to hear best. I hope you feel just as much at home here as I do!

I’m committed to:

  • sharing special moments with you around breakfast with a basket of breads and homemade jams. My kitchen always has the lovely smell of fresh bread baking.
  • helping you plan your visit and suggesting things to do for the day and restaurants for the evening. Our chats often end in laughter!
  • ding a tour of the the garden for those who want to meet the goat, the ducks, geese, chickens, cats and dogs, and when children come to stay there is always a chance you’ll find me with them outside after breakfast.



Where to find


Wendy's favourite place in

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©Grottes de Saulges

“The prehistoric caves of Saulges and the surrounding countryside. It’s really something extraordinary to have such a marvel in Mayenne.”