An Aerial View of La Manche Region in Normandy

La Manche region of Normandy’s characterised by its extensive coastline which surrounds a terrain of hedgerows, woodland and pastures (known as bocage). The video below highlights some of the key sights to see.  The miles and miles of coast are also home to pretty seaside villages and towns. Some of the aerial shots show Granville […]

Normandy’s Most Popular Visitor Attraction

A waiting list of almost 790 years for a facelift costing over 2.6 million euros … Was it worth the wait and the price tag? Absolutely! The cloister at Mont St Michel in Normandy was completed in 1228 and a year-long renovation project throughout 2017 has just ended. The photos in the link below show […]

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel is a magical experience for Normandy visitors. As well as the fabulous views of the island of Mont St Michel, you also get to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have made this journey over the centuries. There are various different options available depending on how […]

Sunset at the Baie du Mont Saint Michel

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France A stunning sunset taken on a recent visit to Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The photo hasn't been retouched at all. The tide was out in the bay creating the light and dark effects. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites #Gavray #Normandy #sunset #montstmichel #lemontstmichel […]

A relaxing holiday in Normandy

Although the October holidays are almost over, it's the ideal time to explore Normandy. Everywhere will be quieter, even Mont St Michel, which can be busy during the summer holidays. It's Normandy's most popular visitor attraction and well worth a visit. Posted by Chris at #NormandyGiteHolidays #NormandyActivities #montstmichel #normandyabbey   Check this out on […]

The cloister at Mont St Michel

The cloister’s function was to provide access to all the essential rooms: the refectory, kitchens, church, dormitory, chapter hall and the archives. Only the north gallery, looking out towards the sea, was not meant to serve as a way of communication with other rooms. The principal functions of monastic life, except for work and reception, […]

Evening visit to the abbey at Mont St Michel

Throughout the summer the abbey at Mont St Michel in Normandy is open in the evenings. It really is much quieter and so is well worth doing to experience this magnificent attraction. We arrived in daylight, visited the abbey, saw the sun set and took this photo at around 10pm as we were leaving. The […]