Mont Saint Michel

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Since the 8th century, this island less than a kilometer in length is a sanctuary dedicated to the worship of the archangel Michael. The city developed around the abbey, until now abased by monks, that occupies the top of the hill. Mont Saint-Michel is a walled city that has preserved its past and its beautiful medieval buildings. Alleys and stairways are filled with restaurants, cozy little hotels and souvenir shops. After the visit, the famous Mère Poulard hostel is a must stop. It was in the nineteenth century that Anette Poulard, nicknamed Mère Poulard thanks to her culinary talent, settled in the mountain and began to welcome pilgrims from all over the world, who were delighted with their tasty recipes 700, the best known of them is undoubtedly, the omelette.

In the continental plain, sheep graze quietly, contrasting with the commotion of the comings and goings of cars and buses. The island is linked to the mainland via an artificial road and has in tourism its main economic activity. There are around 1 million visitors every year, which makes the destination, inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List, the most visited in France outside the region of the capital of the country. From the top of your 80 meters high, a nice view of 360? degrees over the English Channel. During low tide, 30 a thousand hectares are discovered and leave the sand apparent, then the sea returns at an impressive speed of about 45 meters per minute, in a fantastic spectacle of nature.

Try it!

  • Mère Poulard Omelet
  • Salmon soup from Mont Saint-Michel
  • Entrecôte de la Mère Poulard
  • Lamb of Mont Saint-Michel

Get to know!

  • History Museum
  • Museum of the Sea and Ecology
  • Mère Poulard's Hostel
  • Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
  • Maison du Guesclin


Distance: 283 Km from Paris

Population: 44 inhabitants
Apartment: Manche
Region: Normandy
  • Departure Times: 07: 00 AM | 11: 00 AM | 2: 00 PM | 6: 00 PM


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