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Wes
06-10-2011, 11:59
Bonjour!

After 4 months in France we are finally on our way back to Blighty. Want to spend a few days at Mont Saint Michel and Hon Fleur before the Le Havre ferry - can anyone recoomend any decent wildcamping spots at these places??

I notice on other posts people have stayed at the Mont Saint Michel car park, and paid 10 euro's. Are there any other options, but without the cost??

Merci beaucoup!!

shortcircuit
06-10-2011, 15:43
There is an aire at Pontorson just up the road. Corner of SuperU. Nice and quiet. Borne a bit past it

MOS
06-10-2011, 16:07
Hi Wes
when we called in at Mt S Michell earlier this year the cause way was being reconstructed ,portable fencing all along the first part looks like a big job ,if they havent got as fsr as the carpark yet its usualy free after the middle of september ,stayed there a few times ,just remember to check for high tide warnings on the boards along the causeway .other wise as allready posted by shortcircuit there is an air and some pretty good carparks for a quick overnight .
Honfleur is also well covered for carparks and when we last called there the ones over the bridge next to the town did 24hr camper ticket for 3 euro or drive through the town and follow the lower coast road ,there are spots along there and only a short walk to the town ,unless you go further round then its better to walk over the hill
Happy roaming ,you lucky buggers MOS:mad1:

Hobbsy
06-10-2011, 17:08
Hi mate,

you can camp in the car park at mont st michael, this is not free but well worth it...there is a water fountain just by the entrance to the abbey! we did last year it was lovely. also hon fluer has a wild camping spot 2 mins from town. it is sign posted aire le camping car i think it is. its over a river bridge...get there after 7 and you wont have to pay either, not that its expensive. there is elecy hook up and water there for a charge but it gets busy! if you need co-ords let me know but you should be fine!

I have to recomend staying at both of these places i love them!

theteapackets
06-10-2011, 17:14
Hello when we stayed there in August we drove up the side of a field that was like a wide track - next door to and opposite the new Aire they are building there. There were a couple of vans up there and even a car with people sleeping in it!!! We came from St Malo direction - if you approach from the other way, you will probably miss it and have to turn around!

rebbyvid
06-10-2011, 18:40
Honfleur is 9 euro for 24 hours and they dont have a set time to come round to check if you have a ticket(but they do) so you takes your chance with that one but its worth a visit though if you havent been before.

Skar
09-10-2011, 16:49
48.69176, -1.50573 this is a wildcamping spot right on the beach with views to the mont (stayed here in the summer)
48.64197, -1.42756 nice spot too, aire parking, closer to the Mont, visited but didn't stay (didn't plan to)

curlytail
15-10-2011, 00:06
We stayed overnight in the town of Mont Saint Michel at a hotel/campsite but the next day we parked overnight on the car park adjacent the Mont. Yes I initially begrudged paying 10E to park for the day but then realised that we could stay overnight and it is the best pitch I have ever had. We moved round to the more remote area of the car park so our view was not restricted. We enjoyed the sunset, the birds and best of all going back to the Mount when the tourists had gone home. We had the passages and streets virtually to ourselves and I had some nice night time photography opportunities. In a word - fantastic!

Fleming
15-10-2011, 12:01
Some spots acros the bay (with view at the Mont)- all free:
- BEC d’ANDAINE: ● P Point de vue, N 48°41'11.40" W 1°29'54.49"
- GENETS: ● small P "Pont" (side of bakery) N 48 41 3.8, W 1 28 44.8
- St LEONARD: ● P Maison de la baie, ● P “le Grouin du Sud"
Guided walks from Bec d'Andaine towards Mont St Michel at low tide.

dave01736
13-06-2012, 16:53
Hi All

Just to keep you up to date with all the building work and development at Mont Saint Michel.
you can no longer park in front of Mont Saint Michel. They have redone the road connecting it to the main land. You must either walk or catch the one of the free buses that shuttles you back and forth. They also will not let you ride your bike to it.

you now have to park in big car parks with barriers on them, be aware once you enter the car park for motor homes, you have to pay 25 Euros to get back out, this covers you for 24 hours. we managed to get one of the car park attendants to let us, out once we realised the cost, followed by about four other campers:D

We then just drove to the local village and parked up next to the river with lovely views across to Mont Saint Michel, it was a great place to get the bikes of and cycle next to the next village along the river.

Don’t be conned by the greed of the outrageous car park charges

Dave

madria
13-06-2012, 19:25
Wow - 25 Euros !! that is expensive for a car park, there's a nice camp site in Ponterson with a bar and pool that takes camping cheques or ACSi, alot cheaper to stay there and you can cycle along the river side to the Mont, and as "shortcircuit" say's the aires at SuperU ain't bad either

collie
13-06-2012, 21:10
Hi Dave
Where is the little village you stayed at to view the Mount and stay the night. We are heading over in July.
Thanks

dave01736
14-06-2012, 12:13
Hi Collie

The village is called La Greve, if you head into La Greve from the Mont Saint Michel on the D976, take a right at the junction before it joins the D80, 50m on your right before you go over the small bridge.

48 35 54 69N 1 30 50 16W

you can see it quite clear on google maps.
great cycle path next to the river all the way to the free bus for Mont Saint Michel

6108

Enjoy

Dave

dave01736
14-06-2012, 12:19
in Google Maps

48.598451,-1.51386

Dave

lotty
29-06-2012, 18:18
Hi All

Just to keep you up to date with all the building work and development at Mont Saint Michel.
you can no longer park in front of Mont Saint Michel. They have redone the road connecting it to the main land. You must either walk or catch the one of the free buses that shuttles you back and forth. They also will not let you ride your bike to it.

you now have to park in big car parks with barriers on them, be aware once you enter the car park for motor homes, you have to pay 25 Euros to get back out, this covers you for 24 hours. we managed to get one of the car park attendants to let us, out once we realised the cost, followed by about four other campers:D

We then just drove to the local village and parked up next to the river with lovely views across to Mont Saint Michel, it was a great place to get the bikes of and cycle next to the next village along the river.

Don’t be conned by the greed of the outrageous car park charges

Dave

Hi Dave, can you park in that car park at the Mont for the day in the van or do you have to go into the Motorhome bit? We are going there tomorrow and want to visit the Mont but don't want to get stung by that €25 to get out as will overnight elsewhere.
Thanks.
Lotty (currently doing the the tourist bit in France) :wave:


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