Visit Mont Saint Michel and its surroundings
Visit Mont Saint Michel
The Wonder of the West, Mont Saint Michel has always fascinated men. This large “pebble” on which men built a monastery, in the Middle Ages, is in an immense bay surrounded by the largest tides in Europe.
To reach the Mount, you can choose between guided hiking, biking or even horse riding! We will be pleased to give you their addresses for a successful crossing! You can also rent your bike a few steps from the house for a 100% green stay.
Every evening in the summer, the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel is set to music and light for an exceptional night journey that allows you to discover the Mont from an unusual and poetic angle.
In the Bay, you will also discover other wonders such as small typical villages with their architecture and their large summer markets, kilometers of beaches with waves, surfers, cliffs, but also valleys and groves …
A visit to the Corsair City is essential! We advise you of course the walk of the ramparts, the Castle, the cathedral of Saint-Vincent but also of course the streets of old Saint-Malo
The city of Avranches offers many views of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel and tells, through its architecture and heritage, a dense and fascinating history of ancient times when it was called “Legedia”.
You can discover an extraordinary heritage and unmissable sites such as the scriptorial, jardin de les plantes, the museum of art and history but also the Place du Marché and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Recognized as a “remarkable area of taste”, for the quality and reputation of its oysters, Cancale also offers you very nice walking tours.
Pretty village of flowers, Ducey invites you, in the heart of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, to discover its riches and its natural environment.
On arrival, you can admire the majestic Château de Montgomery, the Old Bridge, located on the pilgrims’ way to the Mont, but also the magnificent church with its bell tower, the last vestige of the old baroque church, dating from 1613.
Many walks and trails, on foot or by bike, will allow you to discover the Sélune and the Bois d’Ardennes.
Discover the Landing Beaches
When, in 1944, the Allies decided to open the West front to beat the Germans, they decided to choose the landings in Normandy. The detachment operation was named “Neptune” and the Battle of Normandy, which was to follow, took the name “Operation Overlord”
Villedieu-les-Poêles is labeled “Ville et Métiers d’Art” for its great artisanal tradition around copper since the Middle Ages: stoves, brassware, copper pan making and bell foundry …
Granville, also called “the Monaco of the North”, was a pirate city under Louis XIV and became a seaside resort at the end of the 19th century. You will succumb to its charm by climbing the pedestrian streets of the old city. The First shellfish port of France, make a detour to the fishing port and succumb to a delicious seafood platter!
A must … The house Christian Dior, where the famous fashion designer grew up. A jewel with lush greenery and breathtaking views of the sea …
From Granville, you can also enjoy an inter-island crossing to the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark or Alderney!
Other activities in the region
Start of walks from the Ducey bridge over the river Sélune, a beautiful course of 21 km awaits you through the woods, rivers and waterfalls to the entrance of the Bois d’Ardennes.
Built in the early seventeenth century, the Montgommery castle is located on the banks of the Sélune, in a park, at the entrance of the town of Ducey-Les Chéris. It houses a monumental staircase that has just been remarkably restored as well as beautiful painted ceilings and imposing fireplaces.
Several restaurants are located 2 minutes’ walk from the house, which will satisfy the tastes of everyone: a gourmet restaurant, pizzeria, grill-creperie or pub-lounge!
Others are also open within a few minutes’ drive from Ducey. We can with pleasure, tell you of them during your stay but, we can also reserve them for you, do not hesitate to ask us!
A horseback ride, in the countryside or on the beach? Normandy, famous for its stud farm and horse breeding, will welcome you for beautiful walks in idyllic settings.
Canoe and kayaking on the Sélune
A few kilometers from Ducey, in Avranches, the Canoe Club offers guided rides or independent rides, down the river Sélune or at sea in the Bay of Sée.
Follow the “Route de la Baie” between Avranches and Granville, and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Jullouville, Kairon, Carolles, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer or Saint-Jean-le-Thomas.
Beautiful low-traffic departmental roads await you with unique views of The Baie and Mont Saint Michel.
The Ducey Code
From April 24 to September 29, 2019, the Château de Montgomery hosts a life-size investigation game, open to all, during the opening period of the castle you can make you live a thrilling adventure! Following a macabre discovery in the castle, you can be led to solve a case whose outcome could upset the history of France. A trip in the past awaits you …
Microlight flights around the bay of Mont Saint Michel
Ready for a first flight? Let yourself be tempted by magical and unforgettable views over Mont Saint Michel!
Category 1 river, The Sélune crosses Ducey before it joins the sea in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel. The presence of salmon, sea trout and wild trout is the hallmark of the town for centuries.
For lovers of speed and sensation, the sand surfing is done all year on our shores.
Animations & Festivals
Manche hosts many festivals every year during the summer, such as the jazz festival “Jazz sous les pommiers”, the jazz festival “Jazz en Baie”, and the music festival “Papillons de nuit”.