Around Saint-Lô, the Vire Valley

The Vire Valley, typical bocage country, is the perfect place for hiking and for river activities. By following one of the many trails, you will discover breathtaking landscapes, chateaux, manor houses, churches...

 

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Towpaths and green ways

 

In the Vire Valley, towpaths and old railways have been turned into green ways (voies vertes). During a short break or a holiday in la Manche, from the Vire Valley to the bay of Mont Saint-Michel you can explore the many available trails, on foot, on a bicycle or on horseback.

 

Towpaths and green ways

 

Kayaking on the river Vire

 

You can also discover the Vire Valley in a canoe or a kayak. There are several clubs and leisure centres where you can rent equipment and set off for a day or a half-day expedition.

 

Kayaking on the river Vire fotolia

 

"Les roches de Ham"

 

Contrasting with the soft curves of bocage landscape, the siliceous cliffs of “les roches Ham” (105 metres) offer panoramic views over the Vire Valley and Saint-Lô countryside.

 

Les roches de Ham

 

The abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt

 

Situated on the edge of the Cerisy forest, between Saint-Lô and Bayeux, the abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt is a gem of Romanesque architecture and is worth the visit. During the Middle-Ages, pilgrims stopped here on their journey to Mont Saint-Michel. The forest (classed as natural reserve in 1976) is home to deer and wild boars, but also to remarkable butterflies and an endemic ground beetle (Chrysocarabus auroniten).

 

The abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt