Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel (often written Mont St Michel, with other variations) is a small UNESCO World Heritage site located on an island just off the coast near Avranches in the region of Lower Normandy in northern France. The island is best known as the site of the spectacular and well-preserved Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Michel at the peak of the rocky island, surrounded by the winding streets and convoluted architecture of the medieval town.

11 things to do

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La Mère Poulard

World famous for their omelette. They put non-traditional ingredients into it and cook it right in front of the window of the restaurant. Be careful to make reservations ahead of time because it is usually crowded. Also they only sell their world famous omelette at certain times of the day, so when you make reservations, be sure to make them for the right time if you're intending to get an omelette.

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Abbey of Mont Saint Michel

Once a humble little monastery, the island and its fortifications have effectively grown up around this. During the French Revolution, the abbey was used a prison, and an extensive restoration was required to restore it. A few prison-era showpieces, like the human hamster wheel used to lift supplies in and out of the complex, have been kept. Mass is celebrated daily except Monday at 12.15PM.

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Du Guesclin

On the ramparts with good views out to the sea. The ''menu touristique'', including oysters, omelets and lamb, starts from €17, which is positively cheap by Mont St Michel standards.

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Camping Saint-Grégoire

a two star campingsite with 93 places, the town nearby has no shops but a couple of restaurants

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Porte de l'Avancée

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Grande Rue

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About Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel was officially inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1979.


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