The Mont Saint Michel belongs to the Normandy west part of France. One of the most visited places in the world.
After Saint Malo, the Mt St Michel is really not too far, nearly 45 minutes with car.
There is no direct train from Paris. it's better to take the TGV to Rennes and after take the bus to the Mont Saint Michel.
The only concern is it could be very busy in the summer. But It's worth it!
Sleeping in the Mt St Michel is the best way to experiment it. You will have to carry your baggage 10 to 15 minutes depending where you will stay at your hotel. You cannot drive to the Mt St Michel you can park and walk.
Hotel Les Terrasses Poulards Grande Rue, Le Mont-Saint-Michel Open all year. I will choose this hotel for its very nice panoramic view of the bay, the abbey, the village and the gardens.
Hotel La Mere Poulard Grande Rue, BP 18, Mont-Saint-Michel. I will choose this hotel for its location in the middle of this medieval city, the charm of this historic and traditional house and the view of the Bay, the Abbey and and the town.
Hotel le Mouton Blanc Grande Rue. Location at the foot of the Abbey. I will choose this hotel for its location and the good price of the bedroom.
What you should eat at the Mont Saint Michel?
The specialties are first l'omelette montoise (puffy omelette), locally raised lamb, seafood platter, mussels with cream.
La Mere Poulard is on Grande Rue Mt St Michel.
Restaurant la Vieille Auberge rue Principale 50170 Mont Saint Michel - Specialties from Normandy.
Restaurant Les Terrasses Poulards is an ocean view restaurant where to enjoy the specialities, traditional omelette, seafood, lamb...
Abbey of Mt St Michel it has been an important pilgrimage center. Tours of the Abbey self guided just follow one way or English guided tour. Visit of the Abbey Church, Cloisters, Refectory, Guest's Hall, Hall of the Grand Pillars, Crypt of St Martin, Ossuary.
The Bay of Mt St Michel Guided tours are organized across the bay. La traversee traditionelle a English tour of 7, 9 km one way ; going back 14, 16 km barefoots and in short. Chemin des Greves Come and discover this unique scenery, sands, salt marshes, quick sands, Tombelaine Island...
Chemins de la Baie Email: www.cheminsdelabaie.com
The Causeway was built in 1878 letting pilgrims come regarless the tides rise above 50 feet. Grandes marees are the largest of Europe.
Around the Mount St Michel Walk the main street Grande Rue and see the shops, hotels, restaurants. There are few residents left around 40.
Arc de Triomphe
Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Boulogne
Jardin du Luxembourg
Philharmonie de Paris