A day at Mont Saint

Whether you are looking for religiosity, history, unforgettable walks or breathtaking panoramas, the Mont Saint Michel is the ideal place.

Walks outside the Mont

The path to Mont Saint-Michel is the opportunity for a wonderful walk along the water (on foot, by bike or by shuttle).

Path to Mont Saint Michel. Photo Visualhunt.

It is also possible to cross the bay with your feet in the water, in the footsteps of pilgrims, with a guide. Hikes of 1 hour 30 – 2 hours to 6 hours (book online on the site of the Mont Saint Michel).

The medieval village of Mont: shopping day, gastronomy…

After a morning or an afternoon shopping in the many souvenir shops of all kinds in the village of Mont Saint-Michel, why not allow yourself a gourmet break at the famous Mother Poulard to taste its famous soufflé omelette since 1888, accompanied by a cider. And treat yourself to the no less famous biscuits from Mère Poulard.

Restaurant Mother Poulard. Photo Wikimedia Commons.

Many other restaurants are present on the Mont. There’s something for everyone, from salt-meadow lamb to Buchot mussels…
After this hearty meal, a stroll in the small gardens of the Mont is a must.

And museums…
History buffs will find their happiness on the Mont with theSt. Peter’s Churchits four museums and its Logis Tiphainehistoric 14th century residence of the Chevalier Du Guesclin, a soldier during the Hundred Years War.

Statue of Saint Michael slaying the dragon. St. Peter’s Church, Mont Saint Michel. Photo Wikimedia Commons.

THE History Museum retraces some 1,300 years of life on the Mount with its reconstructions of dungeons and dungeons, its collections of medieval weapons and instruments of torture and its “little Grévin museum” of monks and prisoners of the Abbey represented in wax.
THE Maritime Museummeanwhile, houses a collection of two hundred and fifty old models of boats …

I’Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel : between spirituality, heritage and exceptional points of view

Choir of theAbbey Church of Mont Saint-Michel. Photo Wikimedia Commons.

Alternately a sanctuary -founded in 709, at the request of the Archangel Michael according to legend-, a large Gothic abbey church partly baptized The wonderan impregnable medieval fortress (with its seven towers and its walkway), a prison nicknamed “La Bastille des mers” during the French Revolution, the abbey of Mont has today regained its primary (religious) function, coupled with a sightseeing.

Cloister of theAbbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Photo Visualhunt.

High place of pilgrimage classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the abbey crowns the Mont Saint Michel from the top of his rock. The Archangel Saint-Michel located at its summit watches over it. “A masterpiece of architecture” with its flamboyant Gothic choir, its chapels and crypts, its cloister… In July and August, the abbey is adorned with light in the evening during the Night Show : sound and visual effects, artistic installations and performances and magnificent sunsets over the bay are on the agenda.

sound and light show, Mont Saint Michel. Photo Visualhunt.

At the end of this unforgettable day, why not extend the experience by spending a night on the Mont Saint Michel in one of its intramural hotels, in The Pilgrim’s House (on reservation) or in a bed and breakfast? To immortalize the Mont Saint Michel illuminated at night or to stroll through the alleys of the sleepy village and on the ramparts to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay.

Practical information :
Tourist Office of Mont Saint Michel : Such. : +33 (0)2 33 60 14 30
Address: Grande rue, 50.170 Le Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.
Come : By car : From Paris: A13, direction Caen then A84, direction Avranches Rennes. Or A11, direction Le Mans then A81, direction Fougères then A84, direction Caen.
From Nantes: A84, direction Rennes-Avranches Caen.
By train : Avranches and Pontorson – Mont Saint-Michel stations.
By plane : Caen-Carpiquet or Rennes Saint-Jacques airports. – Self-guided or guided visits.

A day at Mont Saint-Michel