Experience Normandy

Le Mont St Michel

A popular tourist attraction and world heritage site – an impressive abbey on a rock island reached by a causeway whose origins date back over a 1000 years. Climb up narrow winding streets with shops and museums on either side. At the top is the abbey church known as La Merveille

La Merveille – the Marvel with its beautiful cloisters. Walk the ramparts and see the chefs making the famous “La Mère Poulard” omelettes then try the dish in the restaurant.

Take a guided walk across the sands (14 kms bare feet!) and view the island of Tombelaine.

Other places to visit


Lovely gardens, overlooking the Bay of Mont St-Michel, illuminated manuscripts from the Mont, D-Day Museum, General Patton’s tank still adorns the main square of the town. Good shops and restaurants.


Old port with good fish restaurants – try a thermal bath, visit Christian Dior’s house and gardens, take a boat trip to the bird sanctuaries of the Chaussey Islands where most of the granite was quarried to build
Mont St-Michel
 and St Malo.

Other places to visit


Literally “God’s Town of the Frying Pans”, famous for copper and pewter and one of the few remaining bell foundries in Europe


Excellent street market on Wednesdays.


American cemetery at St James, German mausoleum near
Mont St-Michel, further afield the D-Day beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.


Famous tapestry, war cemeteries, museums and cathedral.