On the way to Mont Saint Michel, you will visit Fougères, with its magnificent castle and one of the best fortress in Europe. The Castle Fougères is situated in the valley below the new, upper town and is linked to it by its imposing ancient ramparts. There is also a lovely medieval district worth exploring.
Considered by the Normans as the 7th wonder of the world, Mont Saint Michel is, without a shadow of a doubt Normandy’s most spectacular single spot to visit.
The first sanctuary, which turned the site into a Christian place of pilgrimage, was built by Saint Aubert, bishop of Avranches in 708 A.D. Over the centuries this sanctuary has considerably expanded into what it is today, an Abbey on the scale of which the world has no equal. From the ramparts of the medieval town walls, built to protect the town from invaders, you can admire the magnificent view of the bay and the surrounding salt marshes. The huge tide that used to cover the causeway leading to the island twice a day is the second highest rising tide in the world, second only to the Bay of Fundy in Canada. You can also just wander around the steep cobble stone streets of this town, exploring their narrow winding routes discovering new treasures around every corner, take a wander through the souvenir shops, try one of Mere Poulard’s famous omelettes
Length Full-Day Tour
• Inclusions: Car & Driver only + local guide
• Confirmation: Non-refundable within 24 hours
• Notes: Meals, parking fees and entrance fees are not included
• Days: Daily
Pick up/Drop off location: Your hotel