US News Mont-Saint-Michel: silence instead of tourists on the monastery island

00:35  29 may  2020
00:35  29 may  2020 Source:   de.euronews.com

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Le Mont - Saint - Michel is a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. The island is located about one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast

Over twenty times a year, there is an amazing natural show as exceptionally high tides totally surround the Mont - Saint - Michel . A real sight to behold! http

  Mont-Saint-Michel: Stille statt Touristen auf der Klosterinsel © provided by Euronews

Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, a World Heritage Site and one of the most important sights in France, has reopened after two months of closure.

However, there is no trace of the usual crowds, a sight that amazes. The first visitors come largely from the region. Travel over 100 kilometers is currently prohibited in France.

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He has never seen Mont Saint-Michel so calmly, at most in January, says a local expert. Nevertheless, there are strict rules for the visit. A guidance system only leads in one direction through the narrow streets. The famous abbey remains closed.

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The island monastery of Mont Saint - Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this tour, enjoy a full day to explore the Mont St - Michel , including a guided tour of the Benedictine abbey. Plus, enjoy free time to visit the monastery village, browse the shops, and enjoy lunch. On the way back

Mont Saint - Michel is one of France's top five tourist attractions. A Norman Benedictine abbey and monastery sit at the island 's centre More money will made available by the French government to market the attraction and the possibility of staying on the island instead of just a day trip.

"We are nothing without customers"

After all, the weather is friendly. Cafe and restaurant operators hope for better times. A pizza maker starts the oven. He was happy to work again. Also a kind of purpose optimism.

"We are nothing without customers," complains a souvenir seller.

In the past you only came to the offshore island at low tide. Nowadays, this is very easy with the shuttle. But that is also subject to strong restrictions, a maximum of 18 instead of the usual 90 passengers are allowed.

Klosterberg almost private

Fabrice Fossey from the local tourism association says that the number of visitors last May is far away. Up to 17,000 took the shuttle on the long weekends in May.

More than three million tourists visit the monastery mountain every year. Now there is silence for the first time instead of hustle and bustle

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