What if it’s raining? Suggested excursions near Mont Saint-Michel

OK sure, it rains here sometimes too! No worries, there are plenty of attractions to discover in the Mont Saint-Michel Bay Area, even when it’s raining. The bay extends from Granville to Cancale via Dinan, Saint-Malo. So, what are the best rainy-day activities and excursions? Here’s our selection of fascinating excursions near Mont Saint-Michel.

Visit Mont Saint-Michel Abbey’s village and cloister

The abbey’s cloister (a Mont Saint-Michel treasure) is once again open to the public after its restoration in 2017. Check out the neo-medieval garden and admire the architecture of the abbey (which is classified as a historical monument).
The village is also the ideal place to sample local food. Settle in at one of the restaurants or stroll through the shops!

  • The Scriptorial à Avranches – Visit Mont Saint-Michel’s Manuscript Museum
  • The Bay’s Eco-Museum – Learn about the technique for extracting salt from the bay
  • Alligator Bay – A wildlife thrill park just 5 minutes from Mont Saint-Michel
  • The Christian Dior Museum – The famous fashion designer’s childhood home
  • Le Roc des harmonies – Seabed discoveries at the Granville aquarium
  • Etc.

Shopping in the towns: Saint Malo, Granville, Avranches, Dinan, etc.

Take a stroll on the ramparts of Saint-Malo, a small tour of the shops in Dinan’s medieval town centre, a visit to Granville’s upper town, etc. Discover the charm of the bay towns and enjoy your holiday. There are several museums in the area, including the famous Christian Dior house in Granville, overlooking the sea. If you’re looking to have lunch or dinner in the Bay Area, we can recommend some excellent restaurants. The Bay has the highest tides in Europe. It is an extraordinary sight regardless of the weather. Tours, leisure activities, museums, and sweeping panoramic views: you’ll have an excellent holiday in the Bay Area.

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