Le Mont Saint-Michel
- Le Mont Saint-Michel
- 80 m
- Primary factor 80 m
- Location: Normandy, France
- Difficulty: YDS class 1
- Climbed June 28, 2012.
How to get there:
Mont Saint-Michel is located on the coast mainly north (and a little east) of the
city Rennes. Closer locations include the village Avranches. More precisely, locate the
intersection between road N175/E401 and D976 and head west picking up road D275. Alternatively,
drive directly north on Hwy. D976 from Hwy, N175/E401 near the village of Pontorson.
Mont Saint-Michel receives several millions of visitors every year. The rock is a UNESCO world heritage site.
A large parking area has
been established among farmers fields off the coast. A shuttle service based on electric shuttles will
take you from the nearby village to the rock itself.
The sightseeing route that visits the various churches and buildings is straightforward.
There is an entrance fee to be paid.
This famous tidal-island was
visited as part of the conference DD21 in Rennes, France.
The excursion was concluded with a nice dinner in a farm house a few kilometers inland.
After this conference, Heidi and I started our summer vacation in Europe, 2012.
This trip included several nice mountains in France, Italy and Slovenia.
A quick reference and summary can be seen here.