Mont Saint Michel Shopping and Districts

(Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France)

Photo of island shoppers, exploring the alleywaysA small island and local community, Mont Saint Michel has a number of shopping opportunities, although the majority of these are really little more than tacky gift shops.

The largest selection of shops and cafes on Mont Saint Michel are to be found lining the Grande Rue, and these are fine if you are simply looking for a nice postcard, T-shirt or souvenir.

If the shopping scene on the island is too limited for your needs, then a further selection of shops and supermarkets are to be found on the approach road, which leads to Mont Saint Michel's causeway. Although these shops are quite expensive, they are conveniently placed with parking, and generally cheaper than their equivalent counterparts.

Picture of tourists exploring the wealth of gift shops

Where to Shop

There is a handy supermarket located opposite the Hotel Mercure on the causeway, which is always popular with those who are self catering.

South of Mont Saint Michel, further shops are based within the town of Pontorson and its Rue du Couesnon, where the 8 à Huit supermarket resides. Further shopping in Pontorson is to be found around the Rue du Général Patton, the Rue de la Libération, the Rue du Docteur Bailleul, and the Rue Saint Michel.