Within 30 minutes of Mont Saint-Michel

Read about our suggestions for excursions within 30 minutes of Mont Saint-Michel, including museums, hikes, sports activities, theme parks, etc. You’ll find numerous activities near Mont Saint-Michel in Avranches, Dinard, and many other Norman and Breton cities!

Excursions and activities within 30 minutes of Mont Saint-Michel

  • Scriptorial d’Avranches, Mont Saint-Michel’s Manuscript Museum
  • The World War II Museum in Avranches
  • The Bourbansais Zoo in Pleugeuneuc
  • Alligator Bay in Beauvoir
  • The Equestrian Centre in Moidrey

Also try out some of these thrilling sports activities:

  • Kayak on the bay
  • Fly over the Merveille in an ultra-light machine
  • Dare to go skydiving in this beautiful setting
  • For a unique experience, test your balance on a hoverboard!

History and nature in Courtils, Saint-Jean-le-Thomas, etc.

The starting point for walks beginning at the foot of the mountain, the Maison de la Baie in Courtils presents Mont Saint-Michel in evolution from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century. Recently renovated, Mont Saint-Michel’s abbey is an impressive architectural monument. Don’t miss the charming nearby villages of Genêts and Champeaux. The Bec d’Andaine is also close by: it’s one of the starting points for bay crossings. Opt for a night crossing if you want to avoid the crowds! Come see the bay’s rich flora and fauna: the latter includes salmon, eels, salt-meadow-fed lambs, ducks, sea gulls, and even seals!

The Mont Saint-Michel Bay is the site of the highest tides in Europe. Take the opportunity to gather shellfish by hand while discovering the island and its waters. Treat yourself to a truly unforgettable experience.

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