Abbey tour

Take a guided tour of Mont Saint-Michel Abbey and learn all about the thousand-year-old history of this listed building. During a guided tour of the abbey, admire one of the jewels of medieval architecture.

Mont Saint-Michel and its bay

Discover the hidden treasures of Mont Saint-Michel and its bay during a relaxing and rewarding stay. What would you say to exploring the shoreline at low tide on foot or on horseback, collecting shells with your family, hiking around Mont Saint-Michel and as far as the Trombelaine islet, and enjoying the fresh iodine air of this unique eco-system? We invite you to enjoy an invigorating, cultural and gastronomic stay on the shores of one of the most beautiful and impressive natural bays in the world. Thanks to the La Mère Poulard group, spend a weekend or several days on the shores of one of France's most beautiful sites. The Bay of Mont Saint-Michel opens its arms to you.

Mont Saint-Michel Museums

Not to be missed! Informative, captivating and varied, a visit to Mont Saint-Michel's four museums reveals the great characters, mysteries, secrets and legends of this unique place in the world. Discover the mysterious history of Mont Saint-Michel through a visit to its museums:
- The Musée historique du Mont Saint-Michel retraces the great eras of "La Merveille".
- The maritime museum reminds us that Mont Saint-Michel has become an island once again, thanks to a major project to desilt the bay.
- The historic home of Chevalier Du Guesclin, one of the most colorful figures in our history.
- The archaeoscope, which in just a few minutes reveals the mysterious history of Mont Saint-Michel. These museums are the perfect complement to your visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

Tours and excursions

Take advantage of your stay at Mont Saint-Michel to explore the region's rich cultural and gastronomic heritage.

The magnificent landscapes of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, the English Channel and Brittany will leave you with unforgettable memories.


Just a few kilometers from Mont Saint Michel, the town of Avranches is famous for its Mont Saint Michel Manuscript Museum.

The pleasant Jardin des Plantes (plant garden) overlooks the Sée estuary, opposite Mont Saint Michel, and offers a splendid panoramic view of the Avranchin region.


Take advantage of your stay at Mont Saint Michel to visit the Emerald Coast. Take the road along the Bay of Mont Saint Michel to the fishing port of Cancale.

This charming village is famous for its oysters. From its corniche, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mont Saint Michel and Pointe du Groin.

The islet of Tombelaine

A granite islet in the middle of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. The Tombelaine islet is accessible at low tide. A hike to this piece of granite reveals the flora and fauna of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, and offers an original view of "La Merveille".


One of Brittany's most famous landmarks is just a few kilometers from Mont Saint Michel. Take advantage of your stay at Mont Saint Michel to spend a whole day discovering Saint-Malo, the corsair city.

The Mont Saint-Michel Project

During your visit or stay at Mont Saint-Michel, you'll have the opportunity to admire the architectural work of the dike-bridge linking the mainland to the famous rock.

The Great Figures of Mont Saint-Michel

Three great figures have marked the history of Mont Saint-Michel and symbolize the essential values of spirituality, courage and hospitality: the Archangel Saint-Michel, the knight Bertrand Du Guesclin and La Mère Poulard.

The beautiful story
of Mère Poulard

We're going to tell you the wonderful story of La Mère Poulard.

Text from the book "Les Carnets de cuisine de La Mère Poulard au Mont Saint-Michel depuis 1888". Author : Eric Vannier.

Young Annette has come a long way from the small house in central France where she was born. she was born!

Mère Poulard's cuisine

Annette Poulard's kitchen was

"...good products cooked simply, with taste and color.
This was a significant departure from the often heavy, sauce-laden bourgeois cuisine of the time. La Mère Poulard's cuisine was lighter, full of flavor, inspired by the riches of the bay between Normandy and Brittany...".

The culinary tradition of Mère Poulard at Mont Saint-Michel

130 years ago, the story of Mère Poulard began. In 1888, Annette Poulard opened her inn on Mont Saint-Michel to welcome pilgrims and offer them a little warmth by preparing a wood-fired omelette, the recipe for which has endured ever since.

Mère Poulard's cookies at Mont Saint-Michel

Take advantage of your stay in Mont Saint-Michel to discover La Mère Poulard's famous cookies, which you can buy in La Mère Poulard boutiques located in the town center, or in the hotels and restaurants of the La Mère Poulard Group.

Join La Mère Poulard on social networks

For all La Mère Poulard fans, you can join her activity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and discover or rediscover Annette Poulard's fabulous gourmet recipes that have made the reputation of the famous Mont Saint-Michel institution.

Les carnets de cuisine de La Mère Poulard

Watch the video retracing the history of Annette Poulard, with an interview with Eric Vannier, Director of La Mère Poulard Group.

Mont Saint-Michel hotels

Whether you're looking for a weekend visit, a nature or sports getaway, or a cultural discovery for the whole family, you're sure to find what you're looking for when you come to Mont Saint-Michel. The second most visited site in France, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont Saint-Michel is packed with activities to discover. And there's so much to see and do, a 2-day stay won't be enough.

Baptism of the air at Mont Saint Michel

Want to spice up your hotel stay? Treat yourself to a microlight, hot-air balloon or helicopter flight, and discover the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel from the sky!

Visit the ramparts and village of Mont Saint-Michel

During your visit to Mont Saint-Michel, after a delicious lunch at the Auberge de La Mère Poulard, take a stroll through the village and along the ramparts of Mont Saint-Michel.

Article "La deuxième vie de la Mère Poulard" Slate - April 29, 2018

2018 marks the 130th anniversary of the creation of La Mère Poulard inn, located at the heart of Mont Saint-Michel. In his book "Les carnets de recettes de La Mère Poulard", Eric Vannier recounts the history of Mont Saint-Michel, and, through his childhood memories, the life of Annette Poulard.

Article on Éric Vannier's book Hommage à la Mère Poulard at Mont Saint-Michel News - April 25, 2018

In his book "Les carnets de recettes de la Mère Poulard", Eric Vannier, a native of the region, honorary mayor of Mont Saint Michel and owner of the La Mère Poulard brand, tells the story of the famous cook.

Autumn at Mont Saint-Michel

How about a rejuvenating weekend in autumn? Come and discover, with your family, all the activities and entertainment on offer at Mont Saint-Michel.
Whether you're looking for a sporting weekend by the sea, or a discovery break to discover the works of art on the famous Mont, you'll always find our La Mère Poulard special offers.

La Croix article on Mère Poulard - April 06, 2018

Annette Poulard's generosity has taken the world by storm since she opened her inn on Mont Saint-Michel in 1888.
In his book, Eric Vannier tells the story of this young cook from Nevers, who, after working for a famous French architect of historic monuments, followed him to Mont Saint-Michel.

The Doyenne des Alpes Maritimes visits Mont-Saint-Michel

The oldest woman in the Alpes Maritimes, aged 111, visited Mont-Saint-Michel this week (March 18-20). Maryse Lancioni had been dreaming for years of seeing the 8th Wonder of the World and its immense bay with her own eyes.