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A day in Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei

Some ideas to enrich your programmes

© Eva Tessier


A charming village in the Orne, perched on a rocky pinnacle, Saint-Cénéri-le-Gérei is officially listed amongst the prettiest villages of France. In the 19th century, its stone-built houses, its Romanesque church with its magnificent frecoes from the 12th and 14th centuries, and its small stone bridge attracted numerous painters, including Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet and Eugène Boudin. They met at the inn run by the Moisy sisters, and also at the artists’ inn. The former, which is no longer in business, still has walls that are covered in portraits, graffiti and silhouettes painted by the artists. At the latter, where you can stop for a meal, the inn-keeper used to accept paintings in lieu of payment for board and lodging. Today, Saint-Cénéri also has many workshops and art galleries, which are open to the public. Around the village, there are several walking and hiking trails.

© eliophot - JF. Drean

Hôtel des Ifs - Barnevile-Carterêt (Manche)

© Calvados Tourisme

Noix de Saint Jacques

(c) Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia