GR® de Pays Tour de la Suisse Normande

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113 kilometres in 6 stages voted France’s favourite walking route in 2023.

GR® or Grande Randonnée, are long-distance, signposted footpaths that are long enough to allow hikers to cover distances of several days or weeks.

The GR® de Pays Tour de la Suisse Normande (TSN) is a 113-kilometre walking route between the departements of the Orne and Calvados. This rambling walk invites you to explore the most emblematic sites of Suisse Normande.

On this GR® de Pays Tour de Suisse Normande, you will discover landscapes that are sometimes unexpected, with meanders, deep gorges and mountainous terrain, not to mention the magnificent flora and fauna along the way.

The panoramas are breathtaking, and astonishing for Normandy: the Rochers de la Houle, the Pain de Sucre and La Roche d’Oëtre are part of the Armorican Massif, the oldest mountain range in Europe.

It is an exceptional way of showcasing the Suisse Normande region as a walking area.

Our suggested routes

Over 2 days (beginner/intermediate level recommended)

40km – The banks of the Orne via the Rochers de la Houle, starting from Thury-Harcour-Le Hom 

29.5 km – The meandering Orne via La Roche d’Oëtre from Pont d’Ouilly

Over 3 days (intermediate level recommended)

57 km – The Orne and Noireau valleys, starting from Condé-en-Normandie


Over 4 days (intermediate level)

82 km – southern route from Clécy

Over 6 days (recommended intermediate level)

113 km – the complete loop from Thury-Harcourt-Le Hom

Come by train for a weekend of hiking!

Discover the southern part of this itinerary over 2 days (from €150 per person).

Come by train, transfers are included, so you can spend a weekend hiking in Normandy without your car.

Pont-d’Ouilly- La Roche D’Oëtre on the first day and La Roche d’Oëtre – Condé-sur Noireau on the second day.

113 kilometres in 6 stages

Below are a few tips to help you prepare for your adventure.
As a general rule, you should plan ahead to organise your meals on Sunday afternoons and Mondays, when, depending on the section of the route, there is sometimes no food on offer.
We request that you take care of our beautiful environment: make sure you stay on the signposted paths and don’t leave any litter in the countryside.
You can supplement your walking guide with the GRP® Tour de la Suisse Normande (€8), produced by volunteers from the Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre 14. It is available at or from the Tourist Information Offices in La Roche d’Oëtre, Flers and La Ferté-Macé.

The 113-kilometre route can be split into 6 stages, with stops in Thury-Harcourt (Le Hom), Clécy, Pont-d’Ouilly, Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne (La Roche d’Oëtre) and Condé-en-Normandie.

Stage 1. Thury-Harcourt to Clécy

Stage 2 : Clécy to Pont-d'Ouilly

Stage 3 : Pont-d'Ouilly to Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne

🛏️ Accommodation


Gîte de Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne – shared gîte for up to 15 people. Price 25 euros/person including bed linen. Breakfast not included. 1 bedroom (single bed), 1 bedroom for 4 people (2 x 2 single bunk beds), 2 bedrooms for 2 people (4 single beds), 2 bedrooms for 3 people (2 single beds, 2 x 2 bunk beds), 3 showers, 5 washbasins (3 of which are in the bedrooms), 5 toilets, 100 m² shared living room and kitchen. In the village next to the town hall, 300m from the route.  Tel:
Open all year round

Kota’venture – tent pitches and Finnish Kota chalets for hire on the route 5km after Pont-d’Ouilly. Grilled kotagrill menus, aperitif platters, galettes and crêpes. Breakfasts available. Tel:
Open April to November

Camping de la Rouvre – tent pitches and unusual accommodation available on reservation; some “lodge tents” on stilts and a “Dream bubble”. Breakfasts and pizzas at weekends in low season and every day in high season. Tel:
Open 29 March au 29 September 2024

🍴 Shops / Restaurants


Le Caillou – café/restaurant at La Roche d’Oëtre (burgers, pizzas with local produce). Lunchtime: last order at 2pm / Evening: first order at 7pm. Le Caillou restaurant is located on the GRP 1.5km from the village of Saint-Philbert. You can reserve your pizza for the evening before 2pm and pick it up in the afternoon, depending on when you arrive at La Roche d’Oëtre.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Sunday evenings from March to end of June, and from September to 1st November. Open every day in July and August. Tel:
Closed after the All Saints’ bank holiday ( 1st November) until February inclusive.

La Boucherie Fontenoise – As it is not on the route, evening meals and breakfasts can be delivered to the group gîte in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne. Please book several days in advance to arrange delivery. Tel:

Kota’venture – on-site catering (check the distance – it may be a few kilometres depending on where you are staying). Grilled kotagrill menus, aperitif platters, galettes and crêpes.
Open April until November

Camping de la Rouvre – home-made pizzas at weekends in low season, every day in high season. Tel:
Open end March until end September

Stage4 : Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne to Condé-sur-Noireau

🛏️ Accomodation



Gîte de Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne: shared gîte, see information above. Tel:
Open all year round


Camping de la Rouvre: see information in previous paragraph. Tel:

Les Tisserands B&B: sleeps 2. Dining area available (microwave and fridge), breakfast included. Tel:

La Petite Oie & La Petite Maison: 2 to 8 people. Priority given to weekly stays. Occasional overnight stays available, breakfast included. Tel:

Gîte Rouvrou : 5 people. Available by the night outside the holidays. Priority given to weekly stays during school holidays, I night stay possible subject to availability. Tel:



La Grange/La Valette guest house: one 4-person guest room, one 6-person guest room. As a gîte, maximum capacity 37 people. 35€ per person including breakfast. 18€ for evening meal on reservation. 3.50€ for sandwiches. Tel:

Gite de la Branle: sleeps 4. Same fixed price for one or two nights. Priority given to weekly stays during school holidays, ok for overnight stays if places are still available 3 weeks before. Tel:

Gite Le Hamel : 5 people. Identical fixed price for one or two nights. Priority given to weekly stays during school holidays, ok for overnight stays if places are still available 3 weeks before. Tel: 



Gîte and bed and breakfast at Le manoir de Bénédicte: sleeps 8. Tel:



La Gilberdière camping on the farm with tent pitches, caravan and yurt hire. Simple or full breakfast available. Evening meals from €12 (reservation 24 hrs in advance). Small shop (vegetables, flour, cakes, cider, etc.). Tel:

Gîte équestre de l’Arche Fleuri: sleeps 4. Tel:



B&B rue de l’être: 3 rooms, sleeps 1 to 9 people maximum. Breakfast included. Tel:

🍴 Shops / Restaurants

Epi-service de Berjou / Boulangerie Chancerel
: Sandwiches on request (preferably booked in advance). Small grocery shop. Coffee or tea to take away. Picnic tables for eating outside. Need a little extra? Try the shortbread – it’s famous in the region because it’s simply delicious! Open every day except Sunday afternoons and Mondays. Closes between 1.30pm and 3pm. Open until 8pm. Closed from 13 August (1pm) to 28 August inclusive. Tel:

Le Longani: Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, foodtruck serving Food from The Reunion in the church square at Ménil-Hubert-sur-Orne.

Le Poisson Vivant in Pont-Erambourg: tea room, juice bar, book café. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm


Stage 5 : Condé-sur-Noireau to Clécy

Stage 6 : Clécy to Thury-Harcourt

More Information

Suisse Normande Tourisme 
Stage de THURY-HARCOURT et CLECY  – 02 31 79 70 45 

Office de Tourisme de Falaise 
Stage de PONT-D’OUILLY – 02 31 90 17 26

Montagnes de Normandie Tourisme, La Roche d’Oëtre 
Stage de SAINT-PHILBERT-SUR-ORNE – 02 31 59 13 13 

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Vire Collines de Normandie
Stage de CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE – 02 31 69 27 64