Getting around in Mont Saint Michel
Inside the marvelous abbey, you can move, of course, only on foot. There are, however, numerous possibilities to discover the place, following their own rhythms, until access to the Mont.
You can move to Mont Sant Michel, and reach the Scoglio, through 3 different pedestrian paths that lead from the parking area to the Place du Barrage. From the latter, the Ponte-Passerella leads to the abbey.
Each route lasts on average 50 minutes. La Lisière, offers a spectacular view of the Mont, continuing on a pedestrian street, perfectly accessible to all. Les Berges du Couesnon, instead, it is the path that leads to the Dam. Finally, there is the Central Route, which crosses a tourist area with shops and supermarkets.
From the Place des Navettes, near the Tourist Information Center in the Parking area, the line The Giver leads, in about 10 minutes, to the Mont terminus, located at 350m from the walls; pass through the intermediate stops of Route du Monte e Place du Barrage, near the dam. The shuttle, completely FREE, works with continuous service. The frequencies vary depending on the number of visitors on the site, and the seasonality.
For those wishing to live a particular experience, you can use the Maringote Line. This is a special shuttle pulled by ... horses. A very original way to move around in Mont Saint Michel, just like the pilgrims used to do. To use the Maringote Line, it is compulsory to purchase a special ticket at the cost of 6.00 € per person. Only children under the age of 4 not completed, travel FREE.
Animals are not allowed on both shuttles.