MONT SAINT-MICHEL

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LOCATION

50170 Mont Saint-Michel

9h00 TO 19h00

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+33 2 14 13 20 15

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The Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe's most unforgettable sights. Set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances.

The staggering location has long inspired awe and the imagination. The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian pilgrimage is colourful. Aubert, bishop of the nearby hilltop town of Avranches early in the 8th century, claimed that the Archangel Michael himself pressured him into having a church built atop the island just out to sea.

From 966 onwards, the dukes of Normandy, followed by French kings, supported the development of a major Benedictine abbey on the Mont-Saint-Michel. Magnificent monastic buildings were added through medieval times, one vertiginous section being nicknamed The Marvel. The abbey became a renowned centre of learning, attracting some of the greatest minds and manuscript illuminators in Europe. Vast numbers of pilgrims visited, despite warring cross-Channel royals. However, the ramparts at the base of the island were built to keep English forces out. Other fine buildings went up along the steep village street, now converted into museums, hotels, restaurants and boutiques for today's tourists to discover and enjoy

INFORMATION

Distance from campsite - 89km - one hour drive

PARKING

Dedicated parking for visitors. Then take the shuttle to Le Mont.

USEFULL LINKS
RESTAURANTS & SHOPS

The old cobbled streets are lined with restuarants and little shops

GALLERY

Video and photos of Mont Saint-Michel

OUR CAMPSITE

SOUS LES ÈTOILES NORMANDIE is a family run campsite in the village of St Martin des Besaces, Calvados, offering camping and caravanning. Perfectly situated for exploring the undulating picturesque countryside, tasting renowned cheeses, sampling sparkling cider and of course, the famous Calvados.

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