Le Haut Moncel-Maison d'hôtes-Baie du Mont Saint Michel

Strolls, Visits and Beaches

We’ll lend you a detailed map of the surroundings. Two bicycles, a tennis table, a badminton set, garden seats and two tables are at your disposal in the park.

Just out the front gate, down our quaint little street one comes to the shore foot path. Stunning views (and sunsets) on the Bay of the Mont Saint Michel will entice you to go further left or right but make sure you have waterproof boots, stay on the shore and do not wander off towards the Mount or its sister island “Tombelaine” without a professional guide: there is real danger of running into quick sands.

To your right the shore path leads to the Bec d’Andaine and its large beach, to your left to the Groin du Sud with more incredible views and landscapes to take in. Here, at certain times of the year a spectacular tidal wave, the “mascaret”, can be seen rushing up the Sée river.

Right across from our house there is a fine artist’s pottery work shop and at the other end of the village a good aquarellist. (ceramique.terres-d-andaine.genets.over-blog.fr/ )

There are a lot of nice walks on the beach, the dunes or on the heights of the cliffs between Genêts and Saint Jean le Thomas.

We will be happy to show you our favourite nearby hidden spots for sunning and swimming and give you a tidal time-table.

A walk on the ancient «chemin des douaniers » on top of the cliffs of Champeaux and Carolles offers breathtaking views of the Bay and, around the small cape, of the beaches all the way up to Granville.

Hikers, runners and mountain bikers will be happy to discover the “Vallée du Lude” trails and “Cabane Vauban” fortifications.

Swimming in the sea is possible at almost any time of the day, regardless of the tides, on the beaches that go from Carolles to Granville. Nautical sports can also be practised in Jullouville and Granville.

For those who are really passionate horse lovers or racing aficionados early morning visits of the brand new top level obstacle race training track in Sartilly or the older track in the dunes can be organised by your hostess.