Visit the Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

Impossible to stay in La Manche (50) without coming to visit the Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay, a unique site! Enjoy the situation of La Villa des Dunes, your rental overlooking the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. Because "The Couesnon, in his madness, put the Mount in Normandy".

Between Brittany and Cotentin, the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel extends over more than 40,000 hectares. Listed as a Unesco Wolrd Heritage Site since 1979, the Mont welcomes more than 3 million visitors each year. It is the 3rd most visited tourist site in France, after the Eiffle Tower and the Palace of Versailles.

The village of the Mont Saint-Michel
The ramparts raised in the 14th and 15th centuries, protected the Mont-Saint-Michel from British assaults during the Hundred Years War. The abbey, with its abbey church, the cloister, the refectory or the walk of the monks, is an incourtournable site of your day.

How to join the Mont Saint-Michel ?
The site was subject to numerous modifications between 2009 and 2015, as part of the Mont-Saint-Michel  maritime restoration project.
  • You can now choose between the 3 pedestrian walkways specifically designed for pedestrians on the bridge deck from the vehicle parking lot. Allow about 50 minutes on foot. And its for free.
  • On board of a motorized shuttle, the smuggler, in 12 minutes. From 7:30 a.m to midnight for free.
  • On board the Maringote, a horse-drawn shuttle limited to 24 people, in 25min. Paying service.

Commissioned in2009, the Couesnon dam gives Le Couesnon river enough strength to drive sediments offshore, far from the Mount. Hydraulic facilities have also been installed on both sides of the dam to speed up the process. If nothing had been undertaken, the Mont-Saint-Michel would have been surrounded by salt meadows by 2040.

The bay that surrounds the Mount has an extraordinary biodiversity. The salt meadows and mudflats that extend over more than 40,000 hectares are home to a large number of birds, as the avocet or Osprey. With the destruction of the old dike-road, at each tide, the landscape of the Bay is metamorphosed and nature regains its rights.

Your rental in La Villa des Dunes will make you enjoy an exceptional view on the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel!
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Villa les Dunes

5 Boulevard Stanislas