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La Véloscénie, l'itinéraire vélo de Paris au Mont-Saint-Michel

Route « Veloscenic, Paris <> Mont-St-Michel »

Veloscenic is a new cycling adventure across northwest France. Veloscenic is a well-signposted route from Paris and its region, Ile-de-France, via Chartres and Normandy, to the Mont St-Michel. This exceptional trail crosses such gorgeous areas as the Chevreuse Valley, the Perche, French Maine and the Bocage Normand. The route is accessible to different levels of cyclist. Long stretches are along greenways, linked by quiet roads.The Ile-de-France section from Massy to Epernon is provisional. But it is easy to reach other sections by train + bike to enjoy the greenways.

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Véloscénie - Chartres Véloscénie - Pont des Arts - Paris - © J. Damase - FVT Véloscénie - Pont de Ducey - © CDT Manche Véloscénie - Château Saint-Jean - Nogent - © CDT Eure et Loir Véloscénie - Château de Rambouillet - © S. Tondut - CDT Yvelines Véloscénie - Château de Maintenon - © www.sagaphoto.com Véloscénie - Notre-Dame de Paris - © istock Véloscénie - Mont Saint-Michel

The sections from Veloscenic, Paris <> Mont-St-Michel

  •  Paris and the Ile-de-France Region

    Paris and the Ile-de-France Region picto itineraire [80.6 km]

    Paris > Massy > Versailles > St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse > Rambouillet > Limours > St-Arnoult-en-Yvelines > Épernon
    • Family from Paris to Massy and from Massy to Versailles
    • Intermediate from Massy to Limours and from Limours to St-Arnoult-en-Yvelines and from St-Arnoult-en-Yvelines to Rambouillet
    • Expert from Versailles to St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse and from St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse to Rambouillet

    The kilometer zero of French routes marks the beginning of your Veloscenic journey! Find the famous wind rose marking this point in front of Notre Dame Cathedral before leaving the City of Lights. Once you have reached Montparnasse, the Coulée Verte (greenway) leads you southwest, away from motorized traffic, to Sceaux and Massy. Then, you follow in the Sun King’s footsteps heading to Versailles and take a breath of fresh air in the Chevreuse Valley and the forest of Rambouillet. Another way offers a less hilly route by Orsay, Limours and Saint-Arnoult in Yvelines. This option (in red on the map) is not signposted yet. We advise to download the roadbooks and gps tracks or prefer the route by Versailles.

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  • The Royal Eure Valley

    The Royal Eure Valley picto itineraire [37.5 km]

    Épernon > Maintenon > Chartres
    • Intermediate from Épernon to Maintenon and from Maintenon to Chartres

    This short but pleasant section of La Véloscénie takes you from Epernon to Chartres. Meander through the Drouette Valley before joining the royal Eure Valley. The way along little roads leads to Maintenon's grand château and aqueduct. Pretty villages line the Eure as you join a greenway, with the towers of Chartres's Notre-Dame Cathedral calling from afar. You arrive at the dramatic capital of stained glass and light, the city of Chartres.

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  • Between Eure and Loir Valleys

    Between Eure and Loir Valleys picto itineraire [75.2 km]

    Chartres > Illiers-Combray > Thiron-Gardais > Nogent-le-Rotrou
    • Intermediate from Chartres to Illiers-Combray and from Illiers-Combray to Thiron-Gardais
    • Expert from Thiron-Gardais to Nogent-le-Rotrou

    This section of La Véloscénie leaves Chartres, capital of stained glass and light, via a greenway meandering by the Eure. Then the route crosses the plains that serve as Paris's granary to head for pretty Illiers-Combray, closely associated with the great novelist Marcel Proust. Continuing through the open landscapes of the Beauce Plain, you quickly come to Thiron-Gardais and its abbey grounds, offering a foretaste of the Perche area close by.

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  • The Perche

    The Perche picto itineraire [77.5 km]

    Nogent-le-Rotrou > Rémalard > Mortagne-au-Perche > Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe > Alençon
    • Family from Nogent-le-Rotrou to Rémalard and from Rémalard to Mortagne-au-Perche and from Mortagne-au-Perche to Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe and from Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe to Alençon

    This remarkable section of La Véloscénie leads you almost all the way on a greenway through the historic, unspoilt province of the Perche. From Condé-sur-Huisne to the Pays d'Alençon, the trail crosses the magnificent undulating territories of the Perche's Regional Natural Park. The lush countryside is strewn with old manors, mills and villages and was the cradle of the famous Percheron horse. Cycling through such idyllic countryside makes the route seem that much easier.

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  • The Pays d'Alençon Area

    The Pays d'Alençon Area picto itineraire [74.2 km]

    Alençon > Carrouges > Bagnoles-de-l'Orne > Domfront
    • Intermediate from Carrouges to Bagnoles-de-l'Orne and from Bagnoles-de-l'Orne to Domfront
    • Expert from Alençon to Carrouges

    Leaving Alençon, elegant capital of the Orne département, this section takes you on country roads into the grandiose Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine. After a halt at the Maison du Parc at Carrouges, next comes the charming thermal spa resort of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, then Les Andaines Forest, before you arrive at the perched medieval town of Domfront. An alternative option, soon on offer, will follow the greenways of the Mayenne département.

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  • The Bocage Normand Area

    The Bocage Normand Area picto itineraire [66 km]

    Domfront > Barenton > Mortain > St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët > Ducey
    • Family from Domfront to Barenton and from Barenton to Mortain and from Mortain to St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
    • Intermediate from St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët to Ducey

    From the historic town of Domfront perched on its rock, this section of La Véloscénie to the Mont St-Michel follows a greenway along a disused railway line going through the typical quiet countryside of the Bocage Normand. This area is reputed for its apple and pear orchards and its gastronomy. You'll pass the pretty villages of Mortain and Ducey. From Domfront, an alternative route along another greenway takes you to Flers via the charming Varenne Valley.

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  • La baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

    La baie du Mont-Saint-Michel picto itineraire [31.1 km]

    Ducey > Mont-Saint-Michel
    • Intermediate from Ducey to Mont-Saint-Michel

    A truly fabulous location. This section of the Véloscénie and the Tour de Manche takes you on small roads through the polders, which are dotted with tiny villages, before you arrive at the highlight of the route. Mont-Saint-Michel, ever-present, cuts a mythical silhouette surrounded by grasslands and constantly shifting sands. The greenway follows the length of the Couesnon River, allowing you lots of time to savour the vista of this marvellous symbol of the world heritage of humanity.

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