Visite de Notre Dame-de-Paris et ses gargouilles © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Rencontres à l'Espace Rambouillet © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Nuit dans un Accueil Vélo © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Château Saint-Jean à Nogent-le-Rotrou © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Cascades de Mortain © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
© Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Photo souvenir devant le Mont-Saint-Michel © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
Arrivée au Mont-Saint-Michel, terme de cet itinéraire de La Véloscénie © Nicolas Moreau Delacquis
© Nicolas Moreau Delacquis

A fantastic adventure!

This was a very colourful gentle week-long journey between the capital and the sea, full of emotions and discoveries.

Even if I had to face the bad weather at the beginning of April, this cycling pilgrimage remains a fantastic experience. This was a very colourful gentle week-long journey between the capital and the sea, full of emotions and discoveries.  

Except for the excitement of a few town centres, you cycle very often in the middle of the country, aside roads. This way, you meet quite a lot of hares, pheasants, roedeers or squirrels. Chevreuse, Eure and Huisne valleys, Rambouillet and Andaines forests, Perche and Mortainais hills, Normand grove… I was stunned by diversity of the landscape.

Heritage wise, you’ll have loads of surprises with numerous castles of various styles, but also amazing museums, or very scenic churches and villages.

And then, after long hours sitting on the saddle, the sun eventually comes out and lights up the bay of the Mont Saint-Michel, and eyes begin to water at this magnificent end point.