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Mont Saint Michel : Some advice for your visit

The free shuttle to the Mont operates 24 h a day.
More information : bienvenueaumontsaintmichel.com.
Photos du mont saint Michel Prefer early morning, evening after bus departure (after 6pm the parking is free, 7pm in summer) or at night.
When tide coefficient are over 80 : The Mont St Michel is surrounded by water .
Witness the show of the rising waters from the ramparts or from the dam, 1h30 before high tide.
The new dam : a marine balcony is an ideal place from which to view the Mont and the Bay.
 
The village : several possibilities
Sanctuaire du Mont Saint-Michel - The main street : very touristy, very crowdy and lots of souvenirs shops.
   Prefer while going down.
   Church Saint Pierre is to be seen.
- Ramparts : first stairs on the right after the drawbridge.
   Less people, less trade, a splendid sight on bay.
- Little streets : all stairs on the left after the drawbridge.
   A maze of lanes and stairs not crowded an unusual visit of the village.
- Fanils : on the left of the main entry, sloping access towards terraces and gardens.
- Village museum : A grouped ticket is proposed to you in the village.
 
The Mont St Michel abbey, wonder of the occident : not to miss
  from May 2nd to August 31st, 9am to 7pm, last entrance at 6pm.
from September 1st to April 30th, 9h30am to 6pm, last entrance at 5pm.
from July 11th to August 30th nocturne 7.00 pm to midnight

Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25.
http://mont-saint-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr/
- Conference visit : 2 h for a group of only 15 people which takes you along in rooms non accessible to the others
  (no booing : 13 €)
- Simple visit with guide : included in the ticket price : 1 h 15
   (regular departures in all languages).
- Visit with audio guide on your own way : + 4.50 €.
 
Spiritual life in Mont-Saint-Michel : Les fraternités monastiques de Jérusalem au mont St Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel abbey : the Fraternités Monastiques de Jérusalem.

You can participate to the wonderful liturgy sung by the monks and sisters.
Free access at the entrance of the abbey 10 mn before each service.

MASS every day (but Monday) at 12 h 15am,
MASS on Sunday at 11 h 30am,
LAUDES (7am during the week, 8am week-end, none on Monday),
VESPERS (6 h 30pm every day but Sunday and Monday).
http://www.abbaye-montsaintmichel.com

Church saint Pierre :

MASS every day at 11am,
Adoration: every Thursday from 8 h 30pm till 0 h 30am (free access).

Pilgrimage :

Christophe Pailley guide et animate pilgrimages in small groups across the bay : 02.33.60.95.71
- http://traverseespirituelle.monsite.orange.fr.

 
 
Bay crossing : an unforgettable experience

To discover this exceptional site, you can, all along the year, cross the Mont Saint-Michel bay with guides.
The timetable depends upon the tides.

2 possibilities :

- A : full bay crossing (14 km) starting from Genêts (Genêts is at 12 km from the house).
- B : starting from the Mont, half bay crossing up to Tombelaine island (7 km).
In both cases, you can choose a simple walk or a guide commented crossing.

 
 
The restoration of the maritime character of the Mont Saint-Michel :

Projet mt st Michel

The new dam is open. This marine balcony is an ideal place from which to view the Mont and the Bay. People can come to watch the tides and the tidal bore arriving
The Tourist Information Centre is the central point of the new reception area at Mont-Saint-Michel.
You will also find full information about the overall project to restore Mont-Saint-Michel’s maritime character, plus information on other tourist attractions in the Bay, allowing you to discover more about the region and the treasures located near to the Mount. Free or guided visits of the dam.

The new dam
Schedule of release of water from dam
Tide Timetable
Weather
Mt saint Michel paths
 
Bay Guides
Thierry Seni guide, photographer
02 33 51 00 38
06 70 38 67 34
Chemins de la Baie :
34 rue de l'Ortillon
50530 Genêts
02 33 89 80 88
Découverte de la Baie :
02 33 70 83 49
 
 
Olivier Ryberolles :
02 33 58 44 82  
Atouts Baie :
02 33 60 68 00
Jean-Marc Millet :
02.33.60.56.78
 
 
Aventure-et-vous :
02 33 60 94 69
Didier Lavadoux :
Guide naturaliste
02.33.70.84.19
   
 
 

 

Hervé Chasteauneuf
La Baudonnière de Champcervon
50320 Le Grippon
Tel : +33 (0)2 33 90 48 73

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