The Abbey route

Set off on a 95 mile journey on horseback, from Cerisy-la-Forêt to Mont-Saint-Michel along “the Abbey route“. Explore the jewels of Normandy’s religious art as you travel along a variety of tracks and landscapes. Romanesque, Cistercian and Benedictine abbeys are on the programme as well as the national stud of Saint-Lô, the exceptional panorama over the Vire Valley from Roches de Ham or indeed a guided crossing of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Detailed trails


Not to be missed

  • Bayeux boasts a fabulous historic centre as well as its world-famous, UNESCO-listed tapestry depicting the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
  • Granville commands stunning views of the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel from its fortified headland.
  • A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights.