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Crossing Mont-Saint-Michel bay by foot

Want to do discover the Mont-Saint-Michel bay on an original way? Then we might have something just for you!


Mont-Saint-Michel bay by foot

It is indeed possible to get the 8th wonder of the world by crossing its bay… when the tide is low of course! The Mont Saint-Michel will seems bigger and bigger as you walk toward it. It is really impressive !

I testedd the walk from Genêts in Normandy, it is a long walk but it is really worth it! Genêts is accessible only with car unfortunatly. From their you will walk with a guided tour to Mont Saint-Michel. My walk lasts 6h some are longer, some are shorter, the best is to check online the one that suits you most.

I really liked doing it. The view is amazing but I also liked walking on the sand, crossing water, discovering quick sand .. all of this barefoot 😉



Be careful though!


Even if it sounds nice to cross Mont Saint-Michel bay by yourself, we do not recommend you do that at all!!

Indeed, Mont Saint-Michel bay could be very dangerous if you are by yourself. Between quicksand and high tide, accident can happen very fast!

Here in Brittany, there is a saying about the tide. “Tide is so fast that it runs at the speed of a galloping horse”. It’s not true, of course, but the water still reaches the speed of a man walking! Plus, since the bay is really flat, the sea can surround you very quickly without you noticing it.


How can you cross the bay, then?



You have to hire a guide that will lead you through the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and avoid you the trouble to discover how a quicksand is working! 

The guide himself is formed to make you cross the bay in a safe way, and he is also able to talk about the Mont-Saint Michel, its story, and the story of its bay.

At the beginning I was a bit worried to be in a big group as I am more used to do things solo. However it is a big group, you do not really feel it because you are walking through a so big space, like a big desert.






By following that link you will find the info of every guide of the Mont Saint Michel.

Organized departure from Mont Saint-Michel, click here!

To get to Mont Saint Michel without car : click here!


My rate: 5/5

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