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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Genêts - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Geographical information

Latitude48.6824610 (N 48° 40’ 57”)
Longitude-1.4759000 (W 1° 28’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 6m to 38m
Surface area6.89 km²
Population421 inhabitants
Density61 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (77 km, 56 min)
Insee code50199
IntercommunalityCC d'Avranches-Mont St Michel
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Bacilly3.7 km (7 min)
Dragey-Ronthon4 km (7 min)
Vains5 km (7 min)
Champcey6.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-le-Thomas6.9 km (9 min)
Montviron8.2 km (15 min)
Champeaux8.6 km (13 min)
Sartilly8.7 km (12 min)
Marcey-les-Grèves8.9 km (12 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Haize9.9 km (12 min)
Angey10 km (15 min)
La Rochelle-Normande10.8 km (15 min)
Avranches10.8 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The Notre-Dame with its nave of the 13th and 16th century porch.

St. Anne's Chapel (behind the Town Hall, which now houses the Tourist Office Intercommunal), the last vestige of the seven chapels Genêts, cross the dam and the sixteenth.

Tides, to observe all along the dam and the bridge.

The garden of the Priory, a medieval garden, behind the church.

The bridge over the river "Lerre".

Mount Manet.

Le Bec Andaine, starting crossed the bay to the island of Tombelaine and Mont-Saint-Michel.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Festival Genêts, attic, parade floats, food and refreshments on site, the Pentecost Sunday.

Frequently books and old papers in July.

Day Pre-Sale, on-site dining, cooking mutton Pre-Sale "to the string" dog training demonstration of shepherds, sheep shearing, animations around the sheep in August.

Festival "Jazz on the Bay" in August, free concerts, crossing the bay with concert Tombelaine.

"Weekend Wind", demonstrations and events around the theme of wind challenge paddle board in the bay.


Jazz in the Bay, starting the concert Jazz Tombelaine
Jazz in the Bay, starting the concert Jazz Tombelaine
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Weekend wind departure Challenge paddle board Bec
Weekend wind departure Challenge paddle board Bec
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Tides at Genêts
Tides at Genêts
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Winter sunset in Genêts
Winter sunset in Genêts
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Bridge Genêts, Mecca starting pilgrimages
Bridge Genêts, Mecca starting pilgrimages
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The Lerre
The Lerre
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Crossing the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel
Crossing the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Crossing the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel with a guide: 12 km return (3:30), with a break at Mont-Saint-Michel. From Genêts you cross the bay to Tombelaine, after River quicksand (without fear, the guide is here!), And you will continue to the wonder of the West, Mont-Saint-Michel, where you will make a small pause, then you will leave in the opposite direction. A great ride!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts
Output Bay of Mont Saint -Michel
Nature and the great outdoors11 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (5.8 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € Hirel (25 km)
Cycle hire with delivery to your accommodation
Sports sensations15 € Saint-Malo (41 km)
Land-sea ride Segway
Entertainment45 € to 180 € Saint-Malo (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (5.7 km)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (41 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (51 km)
The maritime countryside of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
HikeIntermediate2h20Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (53 km)
Saint-Jacut's grand tour
HikeIntermediate6h35Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals