What to visit in Saint-Lô: must-see places
The National Stud Farm in Saint-LôImmersion in the equestrian world
A stone’s throw from the town centre, head to the National Stud Farm in Saint-Lô and its Pôle Hippique, to find out more about the equine industry in la Manche. With historical buildings, a lovely green setting and huge stables, the stud farm is a must-see in the equestrian capital. Between tourist visits, sporting events and horse riding, there’s something for all the family. Off you trot!
From the ramparts to Notre-Dame Churcha walk amid old stones
Bearing witness to the past, the stone ramparts of the town are well worth a visit. From Charlemagne to Napoleon, via the Vikings, the ramparts of Saint-Lô have always provided strategic defences for the town. Rebuilt after the Second World War, they are now a listed historical monument. Walk along the walls to look at Saint-Lô differently. From the Tour des Beaux Regards, there’s a lovely view over the River Vire and surrounding area.
Nestled between these stone walls, Notre-Dame Church looks down onto cobbled streets. Built from the 13th century onwards, it’s an unmissable symbol in the town. After visiting the church and admiring its Gothic architecture, walk along Rue Carnot, where you can still see a shell from the Second World War lodged in the wall.