The GR 223, better known as "Sentier des Douaniers" or coastal path is a 446 km foot path, linking Carentan to Mont-Saint-Michel.


With the marshland of Cotentin, the bocage countryside, the cliffs of La Hague and its long sandy beaches, la Manche is a destination full of wonderful surprises. You can choose to set off on a walking holiday or simply explore one of the stages.


Find here all the stages of the GR® 223

Access : Train stations in, Cherbourg, Granville and Avranches
Manéo bus lines :
N°1 : Carentan - Montebourg
N°2 : Coutances – Granville
N°4 : Granville – Avranches (by the coast)
N°6 : Granville – Le Mont-Saint-Michel
N°9 : Lessay - Coutances
N°10 : Les Pieux - Portbail
N°12 : Barfleur – Cherbourg
N°13 : Quettehou – Barfleur


Totale Distance : 446 km - 23 stages
Way-marking : white/red

> The best season for walking on the GR223 is the Spring.


> In the last half of August, walk along the path at Cap de la Hague surrounded by heather in full bloom !


> Hiker’s Topo Guide

For more information about the route, a Topo-guide is available :  Tour du Cotentin, GR223® éd. FFRP édition 2014

Purchase your Topo-guide online

Do not miss on the way...


> Several sites are listed World Heritage by UNESCO : the Vauban  Towers in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Mont Saint-Michel and the Bay

> Landing Beaches

> The landscapes of la Hague

> La Côte des Havres, a stretch of coast with unique natural features