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The pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel

Cultural and natural heritage on the way to Mont-Saint-Michel

A little history...

For centuries, thousands of pilgrims of varied origins have been arriving at Mont-Saint-Michel, weaving a rich network of routes which we call the "Ways of Saint-Michael".

Whether your walk is cultural or spiritual, these routes will take you through a range of landscapes, plains, valleys and forests.

After crossing the Indre-et-Loire and the Sarthe, make your way to Marcillé-la-Ville in Landivy and discover some of the most unspoilt nature in the country, meeting lots of interesting people along the way and a heritage steeped in history.

At Parigné-sur-Braye, the Romanesque nave of the church dates from the first half of the 11th century, and the apse was rebuilt in the Gothic period.

In the church of Châtillon-sur-Colmont, you will find treasures such as the altarpiece of the Rosary, built in 1639.

Along the way there are a number of high wayside. At Levaré, the route of the medieval path leads to the Croix de la Cervelle.

A detour to Pontmain, takes you to the Shrine of Our Lady.

Finally, having travelled 326 km and crossed the bay, the golden Archangel Michael awaits you atop the Abbey, protecting and defending you with his sword.

Climbing the Mount offers a splendid panorama of sky, land and sea.

 

For more information on the Ways of Saint-Michael, check out the following websites:

http://lescheminsdumontsaintmichel.com/

http://assostjacques72.free.fr/

http://chatillonpatrimoine.free.fr/

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