Rides and walks around and about Saint-James

 

 

All the routes can be found in the guidebook : Rides and walks around and about Saint-James

 

Whether you like to walk, cycle or horse-ride, you can wend your way along our river and lakeside footpaths, - along the River Beuvron, the River Sélune, or around the lake of the “Drinking Rock”. The landscapes in our area offer a unique blend of hills, valleys, fields, pastures, apple orchards and chestnut woods, often with the bonus of an unforgettable view of the wonderful Mont St Michel.

 

Take your pick of how you would like to explore the 75 miles of footpaths open to you in our canton. Armed with your guidebook, you can explore hollowed out pathways through dense woodland. You can make your way through the history of the area, starting from the Neolithic Age by visiting the “Polissoir” in Saint Benoît,(a stone through which water emerges and which, legend has it, possesses healing powers), passing through the Middle Ages as you follow a route known since that time as the road to Paradise, and finishing your journey in more recent times with a visit to the American Cemetery, poignant reminder of the Second World War.

 

The guidebook is available from the Tourist Office for 2 euros.

 

Every Tuesday evening in July and August

The Saint-James Rambling Club invites you to come and join one of its late evening walks

 

The group meets at 19:00 hours at the Champ de Foire, where walkers join forces to car-share to get to the walk’s start-point. It’s a great way to get to know the Saint James canton and the surrounding area.

 

For further details, telephone : 02 33 49 58 92

 

 

Some photos of rambles in the region

25 juin 2010, faisant halte à l'Office de Tourisme, un groupe de pèlerin venus du Mont St-Michel partant vers Saint-Jacques de Compostelle.
25 juin 2010, faisant halte à l'Office de Tourisme, un groupe de pèlerin venus du Mont St-Michel partant vers Saint-Jacques de Compostelle.

As pilgrims made their way to the Mont Saint Michel, their routes inevitably passed through the canton of Saint-James

and there's an organised walk there every year on the 29th September

 

 

To see the pilgrims’ routes and find out more about the annual walk, see Heritage and Discovery 

 

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