What to do in February in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in February in Normandy? It can be a great time to visit as many of the popular sites that are busier during the summer months are blissfully quiet. It has to be said that you can’t guarantee good weather at this time of year. Rain is a possibility but […]

A Normandy Island Commune

Day 24 of the Normandy Advent Calendar is the Normandy island commune of Mont Saint Michel. It’s my favourite place, so there are several photos today to end the calendar. I’ve chosen this photo to show how things used to look. The photo was taken in 2012. There was a road leading to the island […]

Top 10 Tips For Visiting Mont-Saint-Michel

Here are my top 10 tips for visiting Mont-Saint-Michel. Factor in time to get from the car park to the island. It could take half an hour depending on where you park. Try and park as near to the shuttle buses as possible. Check out the Tourist Information Centre leaflet which has a map of the […]

English Canons At Mont-Saint-Michel

I saw some fabulous old photos of English canons at Mont-Saint-Michel today. They were on the Facebook page of Archives départmentales de la Manche. I hope the link below works but if not do find their post from 8th April and take a look at the additional photos. The canons are English and were used […]

Mont-Saint-Michel From a Drone

Mont-Saint-Michel at high tide is an incredible sight. The island becomes cuts off from the mainland giving you plenty of time to explore while waiting for the tide to recede. The video below was filmed from a drone and shows the island’s setting. It really does seem to rise majestically from the bay. It’s also […]

Free Entry To Mont-Saint-Michel And The Abbey

There’s free entry to Mont-Saint-Michel and the abbey on the first Sunday of the month (November to March). Today is the day! I went on the first Sunday in November for what turned out to be a beautifully sunny day. And it’s the same today. It’s a little chilly but there are glorious blue skies out […]

When To See The High Tides At Mont-Saint-Michel

The high tides at Mont-Saint-Michel will return next week (January 2019). They happen on around 20 days each year with two high tides each days. The high tides mean that Mont-Saint-Michel is cut off from the mainland and it becomes an island. It’s quite an impressive sight to see particularly if you’re on the island […]

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel is a magical experience for Normandy visitors. As well as the fabulous views of the island of Mont St Michel, you also get to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have made this journey over the centuries. There are various different options available depending on how […]

Sunset at the Baie du Mont Saint Michel

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France A stunning sunset taken on a recent visit to Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The photo hasn't been retouched at all. The tide was out in the bay creating the light and dark effects. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites #Gavray #Normandy #sunset #montstmichel #lemontstmichel […]