Coutances Cathedral, Hambye Abbey, the Chateau at Gratot and Lucerne Abbey are just some of the historic abbeys, cathedrals and chateaux nearby. The renowned abbey of Mont St Michel is only 45 minutes away. It’s 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.