Mont Saint Michel
On the borders of Normandy and Brittany, discover Mont Saint Michel and its abbey, one of the first sites inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage list.
Let yourself be surprised by the wonders of medieval architecture, the strength of nature, the variations of light…
Camping les Peupliers is 1h40 minutes from the Mont. During your camping stay in Normandy, it is the occasion of a beautiful getaway to discover one of the jewels of French and world tourism. The Mont Saint Michel is also a magnificent bay punctuated by spectacular tides, which are said to travel at the speed of a galloping horse.
Three million visitors each year come to discover the unparalleled beauty of this island where since the 9th century an extraordinary abbey and the Archangel St.
Admire during your travels in the old village its medieval buildings preserved in the purest Norman style. The half-timbered stalls invite you to enter to discover the local handicrafts and of course the gastronomy of the region whose reputation is no longer to be made. You can even taste the famous flambé omelettes prepared by La Mère Poulard – an institution in Le Mont – at home.
Central point and vibrant heart of Mont Saint Michel, the Abbey fascinates with its architecture and verticality. It is visited all year round. You have to climb a little in the alleys to reach this jewel and its viewpoint that offers visitors an exceptional view of the bay. The abbey consists in fact of several buildings added over the centuries. This explains a mix of styles that gives this set a special charm. The church of Notre-Dame-Sous-Terre is the oldest construction and dates back to the 10th century. The jewel is certainly the building called the Marvel of three floors overhanging a cloister without equal. The Gothic and Norman styles interfere in removing no magic from the places.
At the top of Rue Principale, you will find a special address you cannot miss, the Logis Thiphaine named after the wife of the famous knight Bertrand Du Guesclin. We are back in the 14th century. You will discover the armour of the knight, as well as the furniture of the time and the funny astrology cabinet of the beautiful Thiphaine.
It is a must when you go to Mont Saint Michel. But the crossing of the bay at low tide is not without risk as the tides here are very special and tricky. Also, the best is to join a local guide who will make you fully enjoy the riches of the bay safely. The view of the Mont from the bay is simply breathtaking. You will find yourself in a certain way in the skin of a pilgrim facing the grandiose.