What to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

4 activities available

Mont-Saint-Michel: The Must-Do Activities

Mont-Saint-Michel: What to do when you get there?

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in the region of Normandy near the English Channel, located around 70 km north from Rennes. It is famous worldwide thanks to its islet where stands the beautiful Mont Saint Michel Abbey up to 80 m high. The bay and the architecture make this place one of the most frequented spot among French and foreign tourists.

The commune and its bay are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. From the 9th century, Le Mont-Saint-Michel began welcoming pilgrims from all the North of Europe and it is still a place to go for pilgrims until now. Climb toward the peak of the abbey to enjoy a breathtaking view and discover the famous statue dedicated to the archangel Michael, built at 150 m above the shore.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is also known thanks to La Mère Poulard hostel and her famous recipe of the soufflé omelet. Another culinary specialty is the agneau de pré-salé (salt meadow lamb), and you can also find numerous creperie restaurants around the city that you definitely have to try out!

The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay represents one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It covers an area of approx. 500 km² and is home to a wide biodiversity. Come admire a large range of sea birds such as the osprey, the white stork, the European herring gull or the peregrine falcon, but also seals and even dolphins during summer!

If you want to reach the Mont-Saint-Michel by foot, the best way to do it is to go on a hiking trail. You can be accompanied with a certified guide who will tell you everything you have to know about the history and secrets of this emblematic place.

However, the major sport to practice on the bay is undoubtedly land sailing! Indeed, thanks to its vast area and the winds coming from the north and the west, this spot is perfect to try this amazing outdoor activity. On La Grève d’Hirel, only 15 min from the city of Saint-Malo, the Avel Char à Voile club offers a fun and enjoyable moment to spend with your friends and family. From the start of the activity, the wind and the incredible speed will provide you incredible thrills!

Thanks to the experimented instructors, you will quickly understand how to conduct your land sail, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate. You will find it so easy that you will rapidly ride around and explore this fantastic place!

Only 30 km south from Mont-Saint-Michel, the Grands Chênes forest in Bazouges-la-Pérouse town provides Canopy tours available for all the family. 8 tracks, more than 1 500 m zip lines and a canyon are waiting for you in order to spend an unforgettable moment in the heart of the forest!

Being able to practice an outdoor activity in such an incredible spot is a chance that can’t be missed out!

Mont-Saint-Michel: All our activities

Land Sailing

Land Sailing

1 activity

Customer feedbacks on Mont-Saint-Michel

Average rating

4.9/5

(80)
  • Excellent
    92.5%
    74
  • Very good
    7.5%
    6
  • Average
    0%
    0
  • Poor
    0%
    0
  • Terrible
    0%
    0
Simone C., Italy — 24/04/2024
5/5
It would have been amazing if we could go around the beach in exploration but it’s been fantastic to just follow the track
Susan S., United Kingdom — 02/04/2024
5/5
We did this for my husband who was in his youth a wind surfer. At 73 he had not lost his touch and took to sand yachting like a pro.
GOGUILLON E., France — 05/05/2023
5/5
C’est une activité à faire au moins une fois dans sa vie.
Angel L., Switzerland — 11/06/2022
5/5
Had a gyrocopter ride for 20 mins, one of the best experience I’ve had this year! Definitely recommended!
Tony E., France — 14/04/2022
5/5
what a fantastic thing to do , superb views and experience

Around Mont-Saint-Michel

See all the activities on the map

All spots in France

L
La Baule
13 activities
La Bresse-Hohneck
4 activities
La Ciotat
16 activities
La Clusaz, Massif des Aravis
23 activities
La Foux d'Allos, Espace Lumière
7 activities
La Grande-Motte
7 activities
La Grave
10 activities
La Mongie
13 activities
La Norma, Haute Maurienne
3 activities
La Palmyre
13 activities
La Pierre Saint-Martin
3 activities
La Plagne, Paradiski
60 activities
La Roche-sur-Yon
1 activity
La Rochelle
31 activities
La Rosière, Espace San Bernardo
15 activities
La Tranche-sur-Mer
15 activities
Labenne
7 activities
Lac Blanc ski resort
1 activity
Lacanau
2 activities
Lake Bourget, Aix les Bains
20 activities
Lake Magne
2 activities
Lake Serre Ponçon
13 activities
Laragne-Montéglin
2 activities
Laruns
12 activities
Le Barcarès
7 activities
Le Bourget-du-Lac
2 activities
Le Corbier, Les Sybelles
7 activities
Le Grand-Bornand, Massif des Aravis
19 activities
Le Grau-du-Roi
4 activities
Le Havre
6 activities
Le Lioran
21 activities
Le Mans, Pays de la Loire
1 activity
Le Mont Dore, Massif du Sancy
3 activities
Le Puy en Velay, Haute-Loire
4 activities
Les 7 Laux
13 activities
Les Angles
25 activities
Les Arcs
1 activity
Les Arcs, Paradiski
44 activities
Les Carroz, Le Grand Massif
8 activities
Les Deux Alpes
24 activities
Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
13 activities
Les Menuires, Les Trois Vallées
35 activities
Les Orres
14 activities
Les Rousses
8 activities
Les Sables d'Olonne
11 activities
Les Saisies
17 activities
Les Sybelles
22 activities
Leucate
5 activities
Lille
18 activities
Lourdes
7 activities
Luz Saint Sauveur
7 activities
Lyon
13 activities