Mont Saint Michel
The charm of the tides, UNESCO heritage by the 1979
"The Mont-Saint-Michel is for France, what the Great Pyramid is for Egypt". This is what Victor Hugo said about what the French dubbed the Merveille. It stands on a rocky island, in a fantastic bay characterized by the largest tides in Europe.
For a simple romantic getaway, or a weekend, it does not matter: the place is really impressive and wonderful. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most visited sites in the country.
HOW TO GET
By car, or scooter, train and even by plane. There are many solutions to get to your destination. Obviously, unless you travel by car, it is almost certain to use the various means together.
Coming from France, and from medium to long haul destinations, it is preferable to arrive by plane. Depending on the airport, you can opt for the car (recommended) and public transport. The international airport of Rennes-Saint-Jacques, the nearest one is about 100 kilometers away. The airport is connected, with direct flights, with the main French cities and some European destinations.
Nantes-Atlantique it's more than just an alternative. Despite the distance of almost 200 km, direct connections with Europe are far superior to Rennes.
Paris, on the other hand, can be an excellent starting point. Maybe, by combining the visit of the Ville Lumiere, to a romantic getaway in Normandy. Thanks to the presence of two important airports, the connections with Paris are really numerous and, in this case, it could be rather convenient to land at Orly, or Charles de Gaulle.
CAR AND MOTORCYCLE
The car or, alternatively, the bike, are the best way to reach the destination. From Rennes airport, you need to drive just under 100km to get to your destination, most of which on the A81 highway. From Nantes airport, however, the distance is almost 200 kilometers, passing through the same Rennes. The capital, however, is about 360 kilometers east of Mont Saint Michel. Crossing the A13, you pass through Chartres. It could be an excellent opportunity to visit the wonderful Cathedral, a UNESCO heritage site. From the Capital, account for more than 3 hours to get to your destination.
The structure offers numerous car parks with rates starting from a minimum of 6.50 € for stops within 150 ', up to a maximum of 12.00 € for 24 hours. After the 19: 00, you pay the nightly rate of 4.40 €. In case of lost ticket, you will have to pay a flat rate of well 24 €. For motorcycles, you pay the single rate of 4.40 € every 24 hours. Free for bikes.
TRAIN + BUS
Pontorson It is the nearest train station. TGV and TER offer connections from Paris, Caen, Rennes.
From Pontorson, every day, buses leave for Mont Saint Michel, with a terminus in Mont, 350 meters from the walls. The bus stops at Pont Tranchéè, Equestrian Center, Grève, Place des Navettes e Route du Mont. It runs from Monday to Friday, from 07: 35 (first race) to 20: 10 (last race) from Pontorson Gare SNCF; from 08: 10 to 19: 15 in opposite direction. Saturday, from the 08: 15 to the 18: 45 from Pontorson, and from the 08: 40 to the 17: 45 in the opposite direction. Sunday, 6 runs daily from Pontorson, from 08: 20 to 18: 10, and 4 runs daily from Mont, from 11: 05 to 17: 10. The ticket for a single trip costs 2.90 € per person. Children under the age of 4 not completed, travel for free.