The Meander of the Orne

Coming across this meander is an unexpected treat. The best view of it is from the top of the escarpment at St Philbert.

Le Méandre de l'Orne

A breath-taking meander

The course of the Orne forms an almost perfect loop here. You can make out the peninsula formed by this impressive meander.

It’s hard to believe that such a place could exist just 2 km from La Roche d’Oëtre. Photo enthusiasts take note: the view is breath-taking. We can’t even find the words to describe it, you simply have to go there!

  • If you’re curious to investigate further then continue along the small road along the escarpment, turn right and you’ll arrive at Lac de Saint-Philbert, another secret nugget! The (public) lakeside fields are ideal for just sitting and contemplating the peace and quiet.
  • Tip: It’s a great spot for a sheltered family picnic.
  • Enjoy the view on foot as you take the “Entre Orne et Rouvre” trail starting from La Roche d’Oëtre (7.6 km).

Location & Contact

Le méandre de l’Orne

61430 Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne