Of course, it is the symbol of the department, since the Couesnon, in a clever (for the Normans) movement, decided in extremis to put the Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. Known all over the world, it is one of the main touristic places of the hexagon. Wonder of nature, granite outcrops in the middle of the bay, the place has known, from the 8th century, an intense liturgical activity with the establishment of an oratory in honour of the archangel Saint Michel, becoming a place of pilgrimage, favouring the creation of a village. Hardly disputed between Normans and Bretons, its medieval history is stormy - the Mount was even ravaged by a fire in 1204 by the knights of Guy de Thouars. Several centuries later, it was in the 19th century that the Mont, which had become a small town whose houses follow a central street (called Grande-Rue) leading up to the abbey, was visited for its unique beauty, first by painters and then by the general public. For its prosperity, but also for its peril, since in 1879, a vast road-dike was built to multiply the number of tourists, a train even going to the foot of the Mount. It was only more than a century later that the mistake was realized: the dike silted up the marvel, its bay, and the sea only came around the mountain for a few days a year. After more than twenty years of research and work, it is now a footbridge that connects the shore to the entrance of the town (the Mont Saint-Michel being one of its own, with about forty inhabitants). A successful operation, judging by the high tides (remember to take a good look at the coefficients upstream), which have encircled its majesty the Mount: a unique, unforgettable spectacle.

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Grandes marées, grands spectacles au Mont-Saint-Michel.

One after "The Tide of the Century", the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel will once again be prey to high tides on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March 2016. An opportunity to discover or rediscover one of the most beautiful monuments of French heritage. These tides occur at the time of the full and new moon, when the moon and sun are aligned with the earth. A phenomenon that is all the more impressive in the bay because it is one of the places where you ...

Le Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

Here is a sporting and festive gathering that is both emblematic and steeped in history. 5,000 runners from France and all over the world have already trodden this magical course. Situated on the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this marathon also has an atypical specificity: it is one of the only marathons in the world where you can see the finish line before you even set off! A great opportunity to chase history in ...

Atelier retour en enfance avec les palets de la Mère Poulard

Today an "I tested for you" with my hands in the flour! It is not every day that one is invited to Mère Poulard and her sacrosanct omelette, a true institution of French gastronomy. But this time, eggs will only be in the lemon palets. Les palets de la Mère Poulard is, in a few words, the madeleine of Proust des Normands, 100% French, from resonant agriculture. Legend has it that Mother Poulard, upon the arrival of travellers at ...

Top 10 des plus beaux marathons du monde

The summer comes to an end and takes with him all the summer pleasures: finish the excesses at the table and put them on the beach, stop the famous "oh I am happy I will resume sport upon return", it is time to get there! Why don't you take her shoes and train in the room or outside? To be really motivated and set a sporting objective: We have to think marathon. It is true that training is cumbersome and cumbersome, it must be rigorous. If ...