Alone on its islet in a setting that experiences the coming and going of powerful tides, on the border between Normandy and Brittany, proudly stands the village of Mont-Saint-Michel, dominated by the "wonder of the West" , the Benedictine abbey of Gothic style.
An unmissable site of world renown, located less than 2 hours from the Coëvrons!
A UNESCO SITE RENOWNED WORLDWIDE
Classified by Unesco as a "World Heritage of Humanity" site in 1979, this rock lying between Normandy and Brittany is one of France's most symbolic sites. The village, protected for centuries by its thick walls, today welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors a year.
Since 2009, the "World Heritage" classification has been extended to the whole bay and since 2015, the Mont Saint Michel once again became an island with the construction of a footbridge replacing the old causeway.
AN ANCIENT HISTORY
Nicknamed "Wonder of the West", Mont Saint-Michel has always seen the biggest tides in Europe, travelling faster than the horses of Coëvrons!
For more than 1000 years, the Mount has assumed its image as a place of commerce and a great spiritual and intellectual home. The Benedictine abbey at its summit always attracts pilgrims taking the road from Rome or Santiago de Compostela through ... the Coëvrons!
FROM THE COËVRONS TO THE MOUNTAINS... ON FOOT!
Among the many roads leading to Mont-Saint-Michel, the Montais way (also calledGrand Chemin Montois) is one of the best. This route, also taken by pilgrims as well as walking or heritage enthusiasts, passes through the Coëvrons.
Lots of accommodation welcomes pilgrims on this route to Saint-Pierre-sur-Orthe,Bais and Evron. From the Coëvrons to the Mount, a walker should count on 4 to 5 days of walking. It wears out your shoes!