Pontorson, Normandy France

Pontorson is situated in the Manche (Normandy region) in the north of France and is 285 km from Paris and Mont St-Michel can be easily reached from this small but delightful town.

Pontorson’s café and restaurant scene is lively and vibrant – even if October is considered an off season.

Easy to just walk around and admire centuries-old buildings.


For all my cat loving frieds out there, Le Chat Perch

Best Western Montgomery was an exceptional choice for accommodation – filled with charm and character.

Very quiet and lovely to walk around the area, however I’d imagine during Summer Pontorson would swell exponentially with tourists and hotels filled.

As part of the new reception services at Mont-Saint-Michel, a direct shuttle bus runs between Pontorson railway station and Mont-Saint-Michel (3.10 Euro each way per adult). It terminates at the arrival platform of the shuttles linking the mainland to the Mount, approximately 390m from the ramparts. The shuttle’s timetable is coordinated with that of SNCF trains stopping at Pontorson railway station.

The nearest railway station to Mont-Saint-Michel is Pontorson, which is accessible via the following train lines:
• TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes or Dol de Bretagne, then coach from Rennes – Mont-Saint-Michel or Dol de Bretagne – Mont-Saint-Michel.
• Train from Paris Saint-Lazare to Caen, then a TER regional train from Caen to Pontorson, then the Pontorson – Le Mont shuttle (see below).
• Train from Paris Montparnasse to Granville, change at Folligny for Pontorson, then the Pontorson – Le Mont shuttle