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Culture & Patrimoine

Culture & Patrimoine de Normandie

The Mont Saint Michel

Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, Mont Saint-Michel is a tourist site that receives more than 2.5 million visitors a year. This historic monument - which has had several successive constructions over the centuries - is at the heart of a huge bay invaded by the largest tides in Europe.

Coveted, Mont Saint-Michel resisted a siege of more than 30 years during the Hundred Years War thanks to military constructions that protected the abbey. Under the Revolution and the Empire, it turned into a prison. At the end of the 19th century, there was extensive restoration work. Mont Saint-Michel has been entrusted to the services of historical monuments since 1874.

Come and discover this essential of the Norman region which was one of the centers of medieval culture and where many manuscripts were produced, studied and preserved. Mont Saint-Michel had the nickname "City of books". Guided tours are organized in a group or individual way.

D-Day 6 juin 1944

Omaha Beach with Normandy American Cemetery, Overlord Museum Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc
– Arromanches with the "Landing Museum" and the "360 Circular Theater"
– British War Cemetery at Bayeux
Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy
– Excursions and private tours