Mont Saint Michel Maps and Orientation

(Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France)

Picture of the island and causewayLocated in France's northerly Normandy region and lying directly south of England, Mont Saint Michel is a particularly famous tidal island. Accessed by a causeway during times of low tide, the island of Mont Saint Michel can be found approximately 1 km / 0.5 miles from the mainland, next to the opening of the River Couesnon.

The closest town to Mont Saint Michel is Pontorson, which is located around 8 km / 5 miles to the south of the island. This tends to be where most tourists base themselves and the town can be reached along the D976 road, which links the causeway with Pontorson's central Rue du Couesnon.

Maps and Orientation of the Island

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Mont Saint Michel to visit its historical abbey and explore the island. There is just one single street on the Mont itself, which is named the 'Grande Rue'. A series of gift shops, hotels and restaurants line the Grande Rue and this street is often to be seen brimming with tourists.

The Mont St. Michel tourist office is located within the Porte de l'Avancée and detailed maps of the Mont can be purchased here for a relatively small charge. It is also worth noting that an up-to-date list of tide times, known as the 'horaire des marées', is always posted outside.

Mont St. Michel Tourist Office / Office de Tourisme
Address: Mont St. Michel, FR-50170, France, FR
Tel: +33 02 3360 1430
Open hours: daily, July and August - 09:00 to 19:00; September to June - 09:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 17:30

Pontorson Tourist Office
Address: Place de l'Eglise, Pontorson, FR-50170, France, FR
Tel: +33 02 3360 2065
Open hours: April to September, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 19:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 12:00, 15:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 12:00; October to March, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 12:00, 15:00 to 18:00

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Map of Mont Saint Michel

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