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Les Touches Bed and Breakfast is ideally placed to explore not only the beautiful beaches of Normandy and Brittany but to visit the wonderful town of Fougeres with its medieval 12th Century Chateau and vast array of shops, boutiques and brocantes.

The famous Le Mont St Michel is 30 mins drive away with the Normandy Landing Beaches about an hour. Each of our Guestrooms have private bathrooms and are presented to the highest standard of decoration and comfort. All have an individual look, yet retain a fresh French country feel, with crisp cotton bedding, exposed beams and many more features including free WiFi internet access.
All the Guestrooms have uninterrupted views across the grounds and small valley towards a 14th century country chapel nestled in the woodland beyond.

We are a 10 minute drive from St James A84 Auto route which connects Cherbourg, Caen, Rennes and Nantes to the North and Bordeaux to the South.

A great stop-over place for families travelling to the South of France or across to West Brittany and the Pink Granite Coast.

Take time for a swim in our 9m x 6m swimming pool or maybe after a long journey the children would like to expel some energy on our trampoline or swings......

....or perhaps just sit in the sun with an aperitif in one of the many seating areas within the gardens, before enjoying an evening meal at Les Touches. Le Mont St Michel is a world heritage site and it is reputedly the second most visited place in France after the Eiffel Tower.

Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Le Mont St Michel and its bay were added to the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

Le Mont St Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, roughly one kilometre from the coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. It was previously connected to the mainland by a natural land bridge, which before modernisation was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide, therefore Mont St Michel gained a mystical quality of being an island half the time and attached to the land the other.

However, with the passing of time and development of the Bay the character of the Mont has been compromised somewhat and the Cousenon River has been canalised, reducing the flow of water and therefore silting up the Bay. A 150 million Euro project to build a hydraulic dam that will help remove the silt and regain Le Mont St Michel once again as a Tidal island was announced in 2006 and is expected to be completed by 2012.

As one can imagine, it can be very busy during the summer months for visiting the Mont, however during July and August it is possible to take a night-time tour of the abbey which can be spectacular on very dark, clear nights with the moonlight and also to see the Mont lit up

The good humoured rivalry between the Bretons and Normans regarding the boundary of the Mont claims that it was originally in Brittany and the Couesnon river having changed its course over the centuries has now left the Mont on the Norman side.

It is also worth noting that the salt marsh meadows surrounding the Mont are ideally suited to grazing sheep, resulting in well-flavoured lamb, more commonly called salt meadow lamb. This is a local specialty and during spring months I prepare a Navarin of Lamb for the Table d`Hote.


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Address: St georges de Reintembault 35420 Bretagne
Telephone 0033 299971059
Website: www.lestouches.info
   

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This page was last updated: 21 June 2011

   
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