Capital of the horse, Saint-Lô gives a place of honour to this animal known as “man’s best friend”: the State stud farm offers many visits, and every year in August, meetings such as the “Normandy Horse Show” are organised.

Saint-Lô boasts a strong cultural identity: library, arts museum, Norman Bocage Museum, arts and music schools, theatre, multiscreen cinema. The town supports music festivals such as “ Rendez-vous Soniques”, a song festival…Spearhead for rock in la Manche, Saint-Lô is also home to the arts workshop “Ateliers Arts Plume”.

Favourite sites in Saint-Lô !



Weekend Normandy

The Norman Bocage Country Museum


Boisjugan is a large 17th Century farm which houses the Norman Bocage Country Museum: a collection of more than 1 000 traditional objects across 800 m² of exhibition space. The museum deals with the characteristics of bocage country, the development of agricultural practises, and the breeding of cattle and horses. Typical farm elements have been reconstructed: the stables, the barn, the workshop, the dairy...










Les Rendez-vous Soniques


Every year, around 11 November, many French and English-speaking artists perform on the Normandy stage. This festival welcomes both top names and newcomers, with an offbeat artistic approach to "change the way we look at song"...





Museum of Fine Arts


In the Museum of Fine Arts, located in the cultural centre, rich collections are enhanced by contemporary architecture. You can admire paintings and drawings by famous painters such as Corot, Millet, Boudin ... You will also have an opportunity to discover an evocation of Saint-Lô before the war and the reconstruction of the town.



Holiday NormandyThe State Stud Farm


The buildings as they stand today were constructed in 1884, under the reign of Napoleon 1st. Of the former stud farm only remain a street “rue du vieux haras” and the “Normandy” building which used to be an indoor school.  

The stud farm nowadays keeps about 40 stallions and specialises in the Norman Cob and Selle français. The stud farm is open to visitors: you will discover different breeds of horses, “the equine industry”, exhibitions...