Walking up to the Mont Saint-Michel is a unique way of (re)discovering the Bay’s landscape and enjoying a contemplative crossing.
Discovery routes specifically created for pedestrians
From the car park, several pedestrian routes are offered to visitors in order to fully enjoy the landscapes of the Bay and a new perspective of the Mont Saint-Michel.
The East discovery route: La Lisière (the Edge)
The “East” route, called “La Lisière” (the Edge), offers visitors an unobstructed view of the Mont by allowing them to walk on an entirely pedestrian path accessible to everyone. The perfect way to enjoy the scenic landscape under the trees.
East pedestrian route: the "Lisière"
The “West” route: The banks of the Couesnon
The “West” route allows visitors to walk to the Mont along the banks of the Couesnon. This route will lead them to the Mont Saint-Michel Dam, one of the key elements of the restoration of the maritime character of Mont Saint-Michel, both because of its hydraulic function and its architecture.
West pedestrian route: the banks of the river Couesnon
The central route: la Caserne (the barracks)
The central route takes visitors through the place name “la Caserne” which offers restaurants, hotels, and a supermarket.
The three routes lead to the Shuttle Square, the last stop before crossing the dyke leading to the Rock.
The Shuttle Square
From the Shuttle Square to the Mont Saint-Michel
Walking enthusiasts can extend their crossing from the continent to theMontby walking along the dyke-road, now restricted to authorised vehicles only.
The walking time, from the Shuttle Square to the Mont Saint-Michel, is estimated to be around 30 minutes.
If visitors do not wish to extend their crossing to theMonton foot, they can, from theShuttle Square, take the Passeur, a reversible shuttle bus with free admission. In order to learn more about the Passeur, please see the By shuttlesection.
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