France – Mont St Michel, high tides and sandy bays on a customized trip by french DMC
Period : March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Reference : 10B167
Prix : 1€ Ask for a quote
One of the Wonders of the Western World, the natural habitat of the Mont St Michel Bay, its mussel farms, salt meadows, grazing sheep and extraordinary far reaching tides make for a most unique landscape. A huge effort is being made to dredge the bay of sand and thus retain the maritime nature of the Mont itself. Discover this gorgeous monument in a customized trip by french DMC !
Guided day with a professional specialist
Our Ecology Hallmark :
– Services of an Environmental Expert
– Educational Approach
– Ecological Analysis
D1 Mussel Beds of the Mont St Michel Bay (30km)
Lunch in the Mont St Michel Bay. A unique little train, designed to cross the mussel beds, will take you to a centuries old mussel farm where row upon row, over 300,000 in fact, of stakes driven into the sand, the “bouchots” are used to farm mussels. Dinner and overnight.
D2 Mont St Michel Bay Project (60 km)
A day in the company of a professional regional guide. At the Mont St Michel Pavilion the problem of the silting up of the bay will be explained in detail, and so too the works undertaken in order to reverse the process : in particular the new dam, and pedestrian bridge for access. After lunch a stroll around the Mount (4kms), amidst the salt meadows and polders, will allow you to better understand the importance of retaining the insular status of this magnificent granite ile, the special nature of the tides and their effect on the silting up of the bay. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Salt Meadows (30km)
A visit to the Vains Bay Centre to learn about salt production methods in use up until the 19th century. You can watch the process and take away a souvenir sample. Then a sheep farmer will explain traditional farming methods on the fields that are covered by the sea at very high tides. Lunch.
Full Board in a 2* hotel in the region of Mont St Michel
Entrance Fees : Vains Bay Centre, Salt Production, Sheep Farm
Commented Mussel Farm Train Ride (2h)
Regional Guide on day 2
Single Room (2nights) : 58 €