The Abbey and the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel

Less than an hour from Saint-Malo, discover or rediscover Mont-Saint-Michel. This rocky islet, topped by a prodigious abbey, and opening onto a magnificent bay, will enchant you.

A major pilgrimage site from the 8th to the 18th century, the bay and the mount have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. And if you are lucky enough to walk around on a high tide day, sit on the belvedere at the top of Mont-Saint-Michel and admire this breathtaking spectacle.

3 reasons to visit Mont-Saint-Michel

The incredible beauty of the military and religious architecture of its abbey: Go through the 20 rooms, the cloister restored in 2017, the monks' walkway, go up to its belvedere.

Discover the secrets of this cult place thanks to its 4 museums: the Mont-Saint-Michel historical museum, the maritime museum, the historical residence of the Chevalier Du Guesclin and the archaeoscope.

The spectacle of the High Tides: this is a truly unique and impressive phenomenon and Mont-Saint-Michel offers an exceptional view by day and night.

How to get to Mont-Saint-Michel

In order to preserve the fragile environment of Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most visited places in France, access is now via a footbridge.

Park in the car park 2.5 kilometres from the Mont and continue your journey on foot, by shuttle bus or, more original, by horse-drawn carriage! This is a horse-drawn carriage pulled by two draught horses. For pedestrians, there are 3 routes available: the central route, the "Lisière" or the "Berges du Couesnon".

See also

the beaches of Saint Malo

The Emerald Coast