Le Mont St Michel – ( 29 Km )
Le Mont St Michel is a world heritage site and one the most visited places in France outside Paris. The Gothic-style Benedictine abbey, dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls, date back to the 8th century.
A €150 million project to build a hydraulic dam, to remove the silt and make Le Mont St Michel a tidal island once again was finally completed in 2016.
Le Mont receives c. 3 million visitors per annum and, as you can imagine, it gets very busy during the summer months, so we would recommend going either early or late in the day. In fact, during July and August it is possible to take a night-time tour of the abbey which can be spectacular on very dark, clear nights with the moonlight and the floodlighting on the Mont.