Coutances Cathedral, Hambye Abbey, the Chateau at Gratot, Lucerne Abbey, and Bayeux Cathedral are just some of the historic abbeys, cathedrals and chateaux within close reach of the gite. The renowned abbey of Mont St Michel is only 45 minutes away and an absolute must-see during your visit to Normandy. It’s a very popular attraction but I’ve included some hints and tips to avoid the busiest times on my Normandy Top 10 page. Normandy history and heritage are to be found throughout Normandy. There are many more historic buildings in Normandy including churches, chapels, and museums. See the Insider’s Guide for further details.