Mont-Saint-Michel tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island of Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Mont-Saint-Michel. For detailed visitor information see the Mont-Saint-Michel travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Dol-de-Bretagne at 20 km and Granville at 23 km.

Mont-Saint-Michel, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th...

See Granville guide


at 24 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide
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at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 37 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port,...

See Saint-Malo guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be...

See Fougeres guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 39 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 40 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is still...

See Dinard guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide

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Markets in and near Mont-Saint-Michel

  • Pontorson: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (12km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (13km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Ducey: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (19km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (20km)
  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Mont-Saint-Michel, France

What to do at Mont-Saint-Michel? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mont-Saint-Michel.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (20km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (22km)
  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (31km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (39km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (41km)
  • Argences (42km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (49km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Couesnon (2km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (2km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (14km)
  • Île des Rimains (24km)
  • Île des Landes (25km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (26km)
  • Île du Guesclin (29km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (29km)
  • Chausey (31km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (33km)
  • Île Besnard (33km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (34km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (35km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (36km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (37km)
  • Forêt de Fougères (37km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (39km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (39km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (40km)
  • Cézembre (41km)
  • Source - Couesnon (49km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (51km)
  • Roches de Ham (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (26km)

Geography and distances

Mont-Saint-Michel is in the north of France at 62 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Mont-Saint-Michel is 284 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mont-Saint-Michel

Canton: Pontorson

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50170

Distance to Mont-Saint-Michel

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 284 km

from Calais: 353 km

from Nice: 870 km

from Bordeaux: 428 km

from Strasbourg: 680 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Mont-Saint-Michel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir, Genets, Huisnes-sur-Mer, Roz-sur-Couesnon and Tanis.

This page in French: Visiter Mont-Saint-Michel


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