Discover the bay of the mont saint-michel

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureSAINT-JEAN-LE-THOMAS (50)
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The bay is listed by the UNESCO since 1979 as world heritage. The image and reputation of the bay are strongly linked to the landscapes surrounding the Mont Saint-Michel.


Discovering the bay

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Together with a guide from 'Maison du Guide', a guides agency, you will cross the bay towards Mont St Michel. Your guide will explain everything about the wildlife, Tombelaine island and its pilgrims, traditions and legends as well as the tides.

Departure: Bec d'Andaine in Genêts village Lasting time: 5 hours and 15 min Distance: 12 km Rates: adults, 9 euros, children under 12, 5.50 euros.

Reservations: La maison du Guide 1, rue Montoise - 50530 Genêts Tél : +33 (0)2 33 70 83 49 Fax : +33 (0)2 33 70 83 33 www.decouvertebaie.com


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The Mont Saint-Michel

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The Mont-Saint-Michel attracts 3,5 million visitors and pilgrims each year. At the entrance of the medieval city, the old 'Corps de Garde des Bourgeois' building is located in front of the cannons and houses the office of tourism. 

Going through the 'Porte du Boulevard', you will come across the Grande Rue with its museums, shops, and houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.

After the visit of the famous abbey, you will enjoy the amazing views on the Bay.


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Tombelaine

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Tombelaine is a granite island located in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel on the right bank of the Sée channel, few kilometers in the north of Mont Saint-Michel.


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Town of Avranches

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Avranches is a commune located in the department of La Manche en région Basse-Normandie.
Things to see :

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Villedieu-les-Poëles

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Things to see in Villedieu:

  • The town hall
  • The war memorial
  • The 'Colonne de la République'
  • The Notre-Dame de Villedieu cathedral
  • The Presbytery
  • The 'Atelier du Cuivre'
  • The 'Maison de l'Étain'

 


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The wildlife on the bay

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Saint-Jean-le-Thomas offers exceptional views along its bay. Eisenhower who lived here in 1944 said 'Saint-Jean-le-Thomas has the most beautiful panoramic views in the world'.

Many birds are living on the cliffs and the beach :

  • The 'Tadorne de Belon'
  • The Mew Gull
  • Black headed gull etc..

 


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A different way to catch a fish

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Together with a guide and an experienced fisherman, you will learn to catch a fish bare-handed. Departure: Bec d'Andaine in Genêts village Lasting time: 3 hours Distance: 6 km Rates: adults, 11.50 euros, children under 12, 5,00 euros


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