From Notre-Dame de Paris to Mont Saint-Michel by bike

Veloscenic: a remarkable 450 km trail between Paris and Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

Veloscenic: a remarkable 450 km trail

La Véloscénie Chartres

If you love cycling, come and experience Veloscenic trail! Cross 4 regions over 450 km between Paris and Mont Saint-Michel Bay in Normandy and enjoy the variety of architecture, nature and gastronomy that this part of France has to offer.

The route incorporates the regional nature parks of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse, Perche and Normandy-Maine, as well as Notre-Dame cathedral and the banks of the Seine in Paris, the Palace of Versailles, Notre-Dame de Chartres and Mont Saint-Michel – 5 listed UNESCO World Heritage sites, and more.

Throughout the trail you will find accommodation with the label ‘Accueil Vélo’, a national certification which guarantees a quality welcome and services for cyclists along cycle routes. In Paris, the Yves Robert youth hostel has the ‘Accueil Vélo’ label.

Our member Paris Bike Tour offers a cycling trip from Paris to Chartres for those who wish to ride part of the Véloscénie. This trip includes accommodation for 3 nights, luggage transfers, entrance tickets for the Château de Versailles, return transport from Chartres to Paris, the bike and accessories...

Cinécyclo Tour 2022

From 16 July to 3 August 2022, the Véloscénie and Cinécyclo renew the Cinécyclo Tour! The Cinécylo Tour is an original concept of travelling open-air cinema. The 2022 edition has 10 stages, the first three of which are in the Ile-de-France region: Sceaux Park for the opening of the tour on 16 July 2022, the small town of Les Molières on Sunday 17 July 2022 and Rambouillet (at the Huttopia campsite) on Tuesday 19 July 2022. The spectators actively participate in each session as the video projector and the two speakers are powered by a cinecyclobox installed on the bike while pedalling! 

More information on the Cinécyclo Tour

Map of the route

Parcours La Véloscénie

Find the route and the main tourist points of Veloscenic trail by zooming in on the map opposite.

Regarding the section crossing Paris and the surrounding area, you will be able to use the bus lanes that drivers are used to sharing with the many cyclists of the city between Notre-Dame and the district of Montparnasse. After Montparnasse, the car-free ‘Coulée Verte René Dumont’ greenway will take you to Massy.

For the Paris region, for the moment it is necessary to download the GPS tracks and roadbook, as Veloscenic is not yet signposted until Epernon onwards.

To find out more about the route:
Veloscenic / Paris - Île-de-France section

Further information

On the Veloscenic route:
(In French and in English)
Facebook / Veloscenic

On cycle routes in France:
(In French and in English)
France Vélo Tourisme

They are talking about La Véloscénie

Freewheeling France, everything you need to know about cycling in France (website in English).
Freewheeling France
Freewheeling France / La Véloscénie

Watch the video "La Véloscénie" offered by the travel blog! / La Véloscénie