For centuries, pilgrims from diverse backgrounds flocked by the thousands to Mont-Saint-Michel, thus weaving a dense network of routes called the “Chemins Montais”.

 

Defying time, Mont Saint-Michel has always been the focal point for thousands of pilgrims and visitors. Founded in the eighth century by Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, it was with Rome, Saint-Jacques de Compostela and Jerusalem one of the four largest pilgrimage shrines of medieval Christianity. Part of this network is found in la Manche: the paths of Cherbourg and the paths of Barfleur.

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Things to see near the  paths of CherbourgHoliday in Normandy

 

- Cherbourg and the world’s largest artificial harbour
- The landscapes of the Côte des Havres, unique in Europe
- Coutances and its cathedral
- Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bay

 

 

 

 

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Things to see near the  paths of Barfleur


- Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and the Vauban towers listed World Heritage by UNESCO
- The landscapes of the Regional Nature Park of Cotentin and Bessin
- Coutances and its cathedral
- Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bay