Tour of Mont Saint Michel village
A tour of Mont Saint Michel village and the ramparts is a definite must during your stay. Nestled on the mount since 709, the village is a maze of pretty cobbled streets lined with timber framed houses dating back to the Middle Ages. The city is comprised of no less than 61 listed houses and buildings, much to the delight of history enthusiasts.
The perfectly conserved military stronghold and fortifications at Mont Saint Michel (medieval towers and corbel arch turrets, curtain walls and bastions, rampart walk and parapets...) were built to protect the mount and abbey from English assailants during the Hundred Year War.
When you walk around the ramparts, built around Mont Saint Michel in the 13th century, you can admire one of the finest examples of military architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. The walk on the ramparts also offers breathtaking views over the bay and is the ideal spot to watch the tide come in twice a day.
Listed historic monuments not to be missed :
Saint-Sébastien chapel, Saint-Pierre church, the presbytery's courtyard and outbuildings, Maison de l'Artichaut, Maison de la Truie qui File, Villa Bellevue, Saint-Symphorien old walls and gardens, Saint-Aubert fountain…
After you have enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the medieval streets and explored every corner of the village, you can continue your visit with a tour of the abbey and museums on the mount.