Mont Saint-Michel, nicknamed “Wonder of the West”, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
According to legend, the construction of Mont Saint-Michel began after the triple appearance of Saint-Michel in the dreams of the Bishop of Avranches, Aubert, in 709. The site lives mainly from tourism. Indeed, Mont Saint-Michel has a large number of shops, hotels and restaurants. But you can also approach a more cultural or spiritual axis by coming to Mont Saint-Michel.
At the top of Mont Saint-Michel is the thousand-year-old abbey. It depends on the Historical Monuments and can be visited every day of the week, freely or accompanied by a guide. It is also possible to attend the services animated by the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem, a community that settled in the abbey in 2001.
Other activities are possible at Mont Saint-Michel, such as crossing the bay, canoeing or horseback riding. It is also possible to fly over Mont Saint-Michel and its bay in ULM or in a hot air balloon.