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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La Malle Postale, in partnership with taxis and carriers in La Manche, offer new services for hikers on the paths of Cherbourg, including luggage transfer, shuttle service and vehicle transfer, for convenient hiking with total peace of mind.
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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