101 places to go: Mont Saint-Michel

Number 2 in our list of 101 Places to Go in the UK, France and Ireland is a stunning combination of history and natural beauty, with a wealth of things to see and do.

Mont Saint-Michel is an island and commune set off the North West coast of France. A UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural, historical, and architectural significance – as well as its natural beauty – the island is as unique as it is spectacular.

The surrounding area is equally rich and filled with a diverse range of attractions. Here are just a few:

• The gothic abbey has stood on Mont Saint-Michel for over 1000 years. Take a walk over the bay at low-tide see its magnificent gothic spires stretch over the horizon in front of you. There’s a lot to take in, so a guided tour is one of the best ways to appreciate the abbey’s rich and colourful history.

• The famous D-Day landing beaches of Arromanches and Omaha are nearby and provide a powerful reminder of one of the most significant events in human history.

• With an abundance of local history, the region’s many museums are well worth a visit.

Have you been to Mont-St-Michel? We’d love to hear your tips and suggestions on things to see and do.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Search our fantastic featured properties in Mont-St-Michel on cottages4you. You could also take a look at our current cottage of the week, which is located nearby.

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