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You can see the Mont from miles away

Le Mont Saint Michel



Le Mont Saint Michel Normandy photos and guide of our recent visit to this famous landmark.This is our second visit to Saint Michel we were last here about 5 years ago. If you are in this part of Normandy this is a places you must see.

Mont Saint Michel on a misty morning

Le Mont Saint Michel manche Normandy

If you are visiting the Mont in the summer months you need to get there early.It gets very hot in the narrow passages that lead to the ramparts and then lots of steps to the top. When we visited it was a warm but misty day in October. We arrived at the large car park in front of the Mont at 9am and were surprised by the number of cars and coaches already here.It cost 4 euros to park for the day luckily the tide no longer covers the car park now.We were about 300yds from the entrance to the Mont so if you came late you could have a walk of a mile just to get in.

The entrance to Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel entrance Manche Normandy

The start of your climb to the top


Le Mont Saint Michel street Manche Normandy

The street starts to go narrower as you go up with shops on both side.Along here you will pass all the gift shops and some of the museums

Saint Michel La Manche  Normandy

Les Terrasses Poulard Hotel Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Les-Terrasses-Poulard-Hotel

This hotel is full of character. Being an old building, it only has the inconvenience of having small rooms, which is highly compensated for by the excellent location and quality of the restaurant.

Please note that neither coaches nor cars have access through the gates of Mont Saint Michel. Guests will, therefore, need to park in the car park nearest to the entrance when the tide is low.

Alternatively, you have the option to park further away. You will have a slightly longer walk but the breathtaking view will be worth it. This is a charming, traditional building. The hotel is ideally located on Mont Saint Michel, a five minute walk uphill from the entrance gate.

Les Terrasses Poulard Hotel


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The street is getting steeper

Le Mont Saint Michel la Manche  Normandy

The shops are packed to the roof with things for the tourist to buy

Shop in Le Mont Saint Michel la Manche  Normandy

At the top of the street you come to your first set of steps these take you to the ramparts. Then depending on how fit you are you carry on up to the top.

Le Mont Saint Michel steps la Manche  Normandy

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The Map shows the causeway to the carpark


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    Le Mont Saint Michel

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    Le Mont Saint Michel

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    Le Mont Saint Michel narrow street

    mont saint michel

    You can see how narrow the main street is.This is why it is better to visit early. It gets very busy mid morning and the rest of the day.


    Mont St Michel main street

    Mont Saint Michel street

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    Trouville sur Mer

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    Douarnenez Photo gallery

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    Douarnenez Brittany

    Pictures taken in the village of Carnac

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    Inside the church

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    Port de Belon

    Port de Belon Brittany

    The old town of Quimperle

    Quimperle Brittany

    Concarneau market fresh grapes

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    Quimper old building

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