Although the location was around 10km from Pontorson and around the same from Mont St Michel this added to the experience. St. Marcan is a small community village and for that it made it feel properly Normandy countryside rather than the rushed, touristy feel of Mont St Michel.
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We are situated just 13 minutes by car from the world heritage site of Mont St Michel and 30 minutes from the fabulous walled City of Corsairs - St Malo. The nearest beach is 5 minutes away.
There is free transport to and from Mont St. Michel every day and a free pick up and drop off for guests arriving by train or bus. Full details given upon reservation. Maximum 6 people unless previously negotiated. Last pick up is 19.30 hrs. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Breakfast is included in the room price. All rooms have their own private shower room and wc.
We have a very friendly bar in the village, 'The Oystercatcher bar', where good value tasty food is available. Vegetarians catered for. .Our dining room is available for guests who would like to bring their own food. Guest fridge available.
A traditional Breton bar - The Tric'Horn Kafe - is right opposite. Sausage gallettes available Sunday afternoons. Pizzas available Thursdays. Le Bistrot du Telegraphe is 1 km away, serving a full range of gallettes and crepes. Fixed price menu available for 10 euros - wine or cider included.
If you're burnt out from the cities, come and join us in our rural (but definitely not isolated) location. There are 2 mini supermarkets within 1.5km.
Why not relax with a country walk, see the village standing stone (menhir) or take a bike and cycle to the beach - 8km. Views of Mont St Michel and shells galore - also 2 very good restaurants if you like seafood.
Read what the Guardian newspaper said about us in their 20 best bargain holidays in Europe - 4th Jan 2013...
There can't be Unesco World heritage sites on the continent that give as much eureka for their Euro as Mont St Michel. - or that charge such rip-off prices for accommodation. But stay at the nearby Au Bon Accueil B & B - cum - hostel and they'll shuttle you there for free (or you can borrow one of their bikes and pedal out)
We are located just 13 minutes from the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont St Michel and its Bay. Mont St Michel bay experiences the highest tides in europe - come and watch the tide come in at the speed of a galloping horse (details at www.ot-montsaintmichel.com). Stop a second night and visit the walled city of St Malo...City of Corsairs. Its the city with everything...great beaches, shops, restaurants...check out the Intra Muros!...you'll see why.
Transport to station available - only 15 minutes away by train.
The best way to get from Paris to Mont St Michel is by train to Pontorson - www.voyages-sncf.com - or use the interconnecting train/bus service via Rennes.
Full timetable info can be found at www.destination-montstmichel.com. The bus takes you straight to MSM. Full details of where we will pick you up will be given on reservation. 24 hours notice needed for pick up please.
Within 30 minutes drive there are the beautiful medieval towns of Dinan and Dol De Bretagne, the ancient capital of Brittany. See its magnificent 11th Century cathedral and experience the huge Saturday morning market. Across the unique 'Barrage de la Rance' is the holiday resort of Dinard, very British in style with its Edwardian architecture. If you're coming by car, we are an ideal base for visits to the Landing beaches, Bayeux Tapestry, German and US Military cemeteries, or even Christian Dior's house in the resort of Granville. You can visit Europe's largest Medieval fortress at Fougeres, or why not try out Sand Yatching - Char-a-Voile - available on the beaches locally.
Along the coast is the small port of Cancale, famous for its oysters, which are harvested in the bay, along with the famous mussels or 'moules de bouchots.'
Treat yourself to a wonderful dinner at Chez Victor.
**Temporary closure of Pontorson railway station....please go to Rennes then use the connecting bus service to Mont St Michel. Timetables at www.destination-montsaintmichel.com. Please contact Jane for further help and information. Pick ups may be possible from Dol de Bretagne.
Cancellation must be by telephone to the hostel directly at least 24 hours before day of arrival. Failure to notify cancellation or non arrival will lead to you being charged for the first night of your booking.
Our shuttle picks up from Pontorson and Mont St Michel. Maximum 6 people unless previously negotiated. Please email or telephone 0299802713 or 0643187479. Latest pick up 19.30hrs.
For guests arriving by car please let us know if you will be arriving after 20.00hrs
No children under 2 years of age please.
5 Colombel St. Marcan
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Although the location was around 10km from Pontorson and around the same from Mont St Michel this added to the experience. St. Marcan is a small community village and for that it made it feel properly Normandy countryside rather than the rushed, touristy feel of Mont St Michel. The room was very clean and looked out over a very well maintained veg garden, once again giving an authentic experience. Overall I would stay here again.
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