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Medieval legacy in the Val de Risle

Hikes & walks in Montfort-sur-Risle

Medieval legacy in the Val de Risle - Hikes & walks in Montfort-sur-Risle

The Montfort Tourist Information Point and the Montfort Culture and Heritage association invite you to discover the Medieval Heritage circuit in the Val de Risle.

This circuit allows you to discover the history and architecture of the medieval period during the period of the Duchy of Normandy (911 - 1204) which saw the conquest of England by the illustrious William the Conqueror and his faithful lieutenants, including Hugues II de Montfort. The four sites to be discovered are steeped in this history and have the particularity of presenting different types of architecture depending on the destination of the buildings.

Between military, civil and religious heritage, you will discover the medieval castle of Montfort, the priory of Saint-Philbert, the Barony of the Bishops of Avranches and the stately home of Glos-sur-Risle.

A leaflet detailing the route will be given to you free of charge near the Tourist Information Point (Contact: +33 7 88 19 83 31). Accessible on foot, by bike and by car.

Description sheet

Departure municipalityMontfort-sur-Risle
Outing typeCycling itinerary
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres12 km
Altitude upon departure120m
Change in altitude1m


To go to the beginning of the circuit since the medieval castle of Montfort.

From the center of Montfort, take rue de l'Ecu, then rue du Vieux Château. The parking area is next to the building.


Departure from the medieval castle of Montfort sur Risle (1), parking nearby for hikers.

After the visit of the castle of Montfort, go back to the city center and go near the church of Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle. (2) The Priory Saint-Pierre is just on the back of the church. Parking nearby.

Continue the circuit, go to the Barony of Bishops Avranches (3) located Freneuse Road in Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle. A path just next to the Baronnie provides access to the rear of the monument.

Finalize the route by going to Glos-sur-Risle. After the town hall, take the path on the right. The seigniorial house (4) is right next to the parish church.

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