Mont St Michel (Lower Normandy) Pop: 50
Mont St Michel Attractions
13th century Gothic monastery
Narrow medieval village streets
Mont Saint Michel's signature omelets in several restaurants
Musee de la Mer
Mont St Michel Tours and Attractions, France
You'll have the individual attention of your expert tour guide on your personalized private tour.
With two and a half million visitors a year, Mont Saint Michel is undoubtedly Normandy's most spectacular attraction.
The abbey traces its roots back to 708 A.D. As the centuries went by, buildings were added and enlarged, using the different architectural styles of the time and resulting in the enchanting abbey and monastery we admire today.
You'll have free time to take a walk around the fascinating World Heritage listed island.
Perhaps you'd like to take a wander along Mont Saint Michel's narrow streets, browse the shops on the main street, visit the island's museums or take a walk around the abbey's ramparts, with views over the sands of the bay.
Next, it's on to the old town of Saint Malo. You'll drift back in time as you walk through streets ringed by high fortified walls. The spectacular views of the port and bay look just as they were when 16th-century explorers such as Jacques Cartier, who discovered Newfoundland, would have seen them.
Perhaps you'd like to try one of the creperies, much loved by the locals,
where you will find the regional specialty, a galette bretonne. Or try the
numerous seafood restaurants where you can sample the fishermen's catch,
freshly caught that morning.