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Mont Saint-Michel Bay Ecomuseum

Route du Grouin du Sud 50300 Vains/Saint Léonard

Phone : +33 02 33 89 06 06

Fax : 02 33 89 06 07



The men, the nature and the landscape of the Bay

The Eco-museum of the Bay is situated in an old farm on the edge of the pre-salted land and benefits from a remarkable view over the Bay, the Mont-Saint-Michel and Tombelaine.

Discover and understand …

Over more than 400 m2, an exhibition on man, nature and the landscape of the Bay helps you to discover the different environments – the sea, the earth, the air and their "occupants". Take the time to understand the formation of the Bay and the action of man on the landscape. Follow a large painting which will allow you to follow the life of several animals « actors » at the end of the seasons. Decipher this avid eco-system which is complex, yet fragile. The fishing which is still practiced in the Bay and the fabrication of " ignifère" salt disappeared in the mid XIX century, are highlighted for their value. These different areas are illustrated by films, moulds, interactive posts and a "saunier" workshop which are open to all.

In 2021, discover a new exhibition:
"Fishing and fishermen in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, photos by François Levalet"

Covering more than 500 km², the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel is an immense mosaic of natural environments. Here the rivers wander through salt meadows and sandbanks regularly covered by the highest tides in Europe. A veritable nursery for dozens of species of fish, the Bay has always been a huge larder for mankind. Thanks to his aerial kite photographs, François Levalet takes us on a journey of discovery of these fishermen and their techniques.

- Visit: on your own or guided
- Expected duration of the tour on your own : 45min to 1h 
- Expected duration of the guided tour: 1h30
- Groups: on reservation (for more information, contact the ecomuseum)
- Shop / Souvenirs: yes
- Tourist information point, picnic area, parking, toilets, disabled access
- Entertainment, room rental for picnics, or seminars and work meetings for groups possible.
- Payment: credit card, cheque, cash, Chèque Vacances

- Adults: 5€
- Children (from 7 to 18 years old): 2,50€
- Reduced price: 3,50€

Opening hours:
- April, May, June and school holidays except Christmas: everyday from 2pm to 6pm.
- July, August and September: everyday from 10am to 6pm.
- Closed on May 1st.
- Closed on Saturdays during Winter Holidays and All Saints' Holidays.

Services :

- Groups, picnic area


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