Le Mont-Saint-Michel

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel featuring heritage elements, a small town or village and a castle

Millions of visitors flock to Mont Saint-Michel for its spiritual coastline, its exceptional architecture and natural setting, and its rich and eventful history.

As you admire the bay around you and the grandiose buildings, think of the thousands of years of history there: legions of pilgrims came to this rock to pray, imbuing it with a beautiful soul and creating beautiful architecture.

A rocky island in the bay bearing the same name, Mont Saint-Michel has been a sacred place since ancient times. The first oratory was built on this site in the year 708 and since then it has been extended and modified several times, coming to be known as Mont Saint-Michel Abbey.

When you arrive at the mount, admire the old Corps de Garde des Bourgeois, and rest for a moment: it is home to the tourist information office, which will give you the documents you need for your visit. Continue through the porte du Boulevard and the porte du Roy and admire the drawbridge. Then stroll through the streets lined with listed old houses, in which you'll find shops and restaurants.

Several paths lead to the abbey: you can take the Grand Degré, a set of steps at the end of the Grand Rue. You can also follow the chemin de ronde.

The Abbey consists of two parts, the abbey and the Merveille. The Gothic Merveille was where the monks lived, and you can explore it through several rooms: the Refectory, the Salle des Hôtes, the Chaplaincy and, in a separate building, the Knights' room, the cellar and the cloister, which contains a mediaeval garden. Among other things, you can admire the emblazoned keystones in the abbey.

Don't leave Mont Saint-Michel without walking around the chemin des remparts (ramparts walk), from which you can enjoy a fantastic view over the bay.

Due to its unique location, access to Mont-Saint-Michel is controlled. If you come by car, you will need to leave it in the car park. You can then reach the island via the sea wall and the walkway, on foot, on the "Passeur", a free shuttle, or by taking the "Maringote", a horse-drawn shuttle.

If you don't have a car, Expedia can arrange car rental in addition to accommodation. You can then make the most of your stay in the region to visit Saint-Malo, a fantastic walled port city. Many beaches also await along the coast.

Le Relais Saint Michel
Le Relais Saint Michel
4 out of 5
Le Caserne, BP 18, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Manche
The price is £60 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Situated in Le Mont-Saint-Michel, this golf hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mont Saint-Michel Bay, Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Mont-Saint-Michel. Alligator ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (730 reviews)
"The location and view from our room"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2021

Le Relais Saint Michel
La Mère Poulard
La Mère Poulard
3 out of 5
Grande Rue, BP 18, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Manche
The price is £82 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is steps away from Mont Saint-Michel Bay, Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Mont-Saint-Michel. Archeoscope and Alligator Bay ...
3.8/5 Good! (690 reviews)
"Big beautiful room with a large bathroom. The only thing we didn’t like was the mold/mildew growing on the walls in the bathroom. Other than that it was very pleasant and peaceful"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

La Mère Poulard
Les Terrasses Poulard
Les Terrasses Poulard
3 out of 5
Grande rue B.P. 18, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Manche
The price is £125 per night from 18 Dec to 18 Dec
Located in the heart of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, this hotel is steps away from Mont Saint-Michel Bay, Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Mont-Saint-Michel. Archeoscope ...
3.6/5 Good! (339 reviews)
"i like the view from the room and the lack of crowds afterhours"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2021

Les Terrasses Poulard
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Vacancéole – Le Domaine du Mont – Mont St Michel
Vacancéole – Le Domaine du Mont – Mont St Michel
3 out of 5
Lieu-dit l'Hôpital, Roz-sur-Couesnon, Ille-et-Vilaine
Situated in Roz-sur-Couesnon, this residence is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Mont Saint-Michel Bay and within 6 miles (10 km) of Mont Saint Michel Abbey and Mont-Saint-Michel. ...
3.7/5 Good! (391 reviews)
OK, but not more
"Could do with some renovations and better cleaning, but breakfast was nice and staff did what they could to make all OK"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Vacancéole – Le Domaine du Mont – Mont St Michel
Fully equipped cottage, near Mont Saint Michel, with heated indoor pool
Fully equipped cottage, near Mont Saint Michel, with heated indoor pool
8 rue de la Grève, Huisnes-sur-Mer, Normandy
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Mont Saint-Michel Bay and within 6 miles (10 km) of Alligator Bay and Moulin de Moidrey. Mont ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (40 reviews)
Séjour agréable.
"Logement calme, spacieux et fonctionnel pour un séjour agréable."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Fully equipped cottage, near Mont Saint Michel, with heated indoor pool
Holiday resort Le Domaine du Mont, Roz-sur-Couesnon
Holiday resort Le Domaine du Mont, Roz-sur-Couesnon
Situated in Roz-sur-Couesnon, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mont Saint-Michel Bay and within 9 miles (15 km) of Mont Saint Michel Abbey and ...
3/5 (1 review)
Moyen
"Ne correspond pas à l annonce Très mal situé à cause de la route et de la vue"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Holiday resort Le Domaine du Mont, Roz-sur-Couesnon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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