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Top Choice Abbey in Mont St-Michel

Abbaye du Mont St-Michel

The Mont’s star attraction is the stunning ensemble crowning its top: the abbey. Most areas can be visited without a guide, but it’s worth taking the 1¼-hour tour included in the ticket; English tours (usually) begi…
Historic Site in Mont St-Michel

La Merveille

The buildings on the northern side of the Mont are known as ‘The Marvel’. The famous cloître (cloister) is surrounded by a double row of delicately carved arches resting on granite pillars. The early-13th-century, b…
French in Mont St-Michel

Les Terrasses Poulard

Amid cast-iron chandeliers and copper pots hung from the walls and part of the hotel of the same name, this bright and buzzing, always packed eatery serves up the usual assortment of bistro classics, as well as gale…
Church in Mont St-Michel

Église Abbatiale

Built on the rocky tip of the mountain cone, the transept rests on solid rock, while the nave, choir and transept arms are supported by the rooms below. This church is famous for its mix of architectural styles: the…
Windmill in Mont St-Michel

Moulin de Moidrey

Situated up on a hill, this old working windmill dates to the early 19th century and is quite a picture on the way to Mont St-Michel. You can buy flour, cider and wheat on the ground floor of the mill. It's free to …
Cemetery in Mont St-Michel

Brittany American Cemetery & Memorial

Almost 5000 Americans who died during the Normandy and Brittany campaigns of 1944 are buried or memorialised at the Brittany American Cemetery & Memorial, 25km southeast of Mont St-Michel.
Crêpes in Mont St-Michel

Crêperie La Sirène

This decent crêperie is located near the bottom of Grande Rue, up a 15th-century staircase from the souvenir shop.
Dam in Mont St-Michel

Barrage du Mont St-Michel

Stop by the dam’s observation platform before you cross the bridge to the islet, from where you can see the workings of the dam over the River Couësnon and look out onto Mont St-Michel beyond; the dam is across the …
Supermarket in Mont St-Michel

Super Marché

Very useful for picnic supplies. Has a shuttle stop out front.