itinéraire au coeur de la bretagne et de la normandie


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From Rennes to Beuvron-en-Auge: the hinterland of Brittany-Normandy.


If the coast is the busiest part of Brittany and Normandy, the Norman and Breton countrysides are also havens of peace and serenity, with their vast plains, valleys, and forests. Just as rich as the coast, the history of the Norman and Breton lands is worth the trip.

So naturally, Esprit de France offers this itinerary that looks like heaven on earth.

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  • 3 days
    3 nights
  • Stages: 
    379 km
  • From
  • Spring Summer

Step by step

  • D1

    From Rennes to the Château de la Ballue

    Km to Km

    The first day opens with a visit to the city of Rennes. Discover the timbered houses of the Place des Lices, typical of the era. Continue the visit at the Parliament of Brittany, a major monument of the architecture of Rennes. The Great Chamber, with its exceptional interior décor, composed of French ceilings with carved woodwork, is a unique example of the pictorial art of the era. Finish the visit at the Thabor gardens, a former orchard cultivated by Benedictine monks, recognized as one of the most beautiful public gardens of France with its rose garden blooming in summer. After Rennes, visit Dinan, by the Ile-et-Rance canal, which connects Rennes to Saint-Malo. This charming canal has the distinction of having 11 closely spaced locks. Arriving in Dinan, admire the fortified upper town dominated by the château. You can visit the Saint-Sauveur church, where the heart of Bertrand du Guesclin, an emblematic character of the town, is preserved in a tomb.


    1st night at the Château de la Ballue.

  • D2

    From the Château de la Ballue to the Château de Saint Paterne

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    The second day begins with a visit to the medieval Château de Carrouges and its beautiful gardens. Continue the day by exploring the town of Alencon. Start with the Notre Dame basilica, situated in the heart of the city. Admire the delicate decoration of the entrance and beautiful stained glass interior.


    2nd night at the Château de Saint-Paterne.

  • D3

    From the Château de Saint Paterne to the Château de Béneauville

    Km to Km

    The final day begins with a visit to the Château de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, jewel of the Pays d'Auge and a listed historical monument due to its striking architecture. Then head to the city of Lisieux, and admire the town's magnificent basilica, also a listed historical monument. Stunning mosaics decorate the interior. Then get back on the road, towards Beuvron-en-Auge, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.


    3rd night at Château de Béneauville.

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