_Hotel near Pontorson_, the BEST WESTERN 'Moulin de Ducey' is only 15 minutes away. 9 km from Mont St Michel in the heart of the Bay is Pontorson. Between Normandy and Brittany, Pontorson distinguishes itself by its scenery and its walk. This is the town where Bertrand Duguesclin and also the Monegomery family once lived.
Pontorson is classed as a 'station vert' (a national label assigned to tourist destinations of nature and recreation situed in a protected environment) The town takes its name from Orson, a Norman chief, who had a bridge built over the Couesnon river in 1031 to satisfy the demands of Robert The Devil, William the Conqueror’s father. The bridge allowed his troups to get to Normandy more quickly on their way back from Brittany.
To see and do:
-The church of Notre-Dame de Pontorson : a very sober, solid-looking and well balanced Roman edifice.
-The Roman house of the Rue Saint Michel and its 13th century window openings.
-The building dates probably from 14th and 15th c. The two wings are 18th c.
-'Chapelle de l'hopital'
- former 'hotel-dieu' (an old name given to the fist ever hospitals) and former citadel and fortress of Sieur Duguesclin -Guided tours of Pontorson Discovery of the marshlands of Couesnon, rich in fauna and flora
- Walk along the bay of Granville all the way to Cancale.
- The river of Couesnon of Pontorson at Mont St Michel whith a visit to the Moulin de Moidrey where the miller will show you around his mill which is still working today with the old traditions and from where you have an amazing view over the bay of Mont st Michel.