Excellent camping site within walking distance of Mont Saint-Michel
This site is well set back from the busy road and remains quiet through the night. Camping pitches are amply sized for a family tent, plus car, or a camper van. Facilities, including a swimming pool that I didn't use, but neighbours did, are all excellent. Amongst the best I've come across, anywhere. Throughout Normandy and Brittany, I discovered that the camper vans are disturbing the ground against the interests of tent campers. It would be very helpful if specific pitches could be reserved for tents only. Finding a spot on a pitch that was level, not rutted and had a covering of grass is not as easy as it once was. However, this site was not as poor in this regard as most of the others I stayed at during my trip. The key feature of this site is it's location and proximity to Mont Saint-Michel. 400 metres from the front gate is a track that takes you along the river directly to the gate of the Mont. It takes about 10 minutes to cycle, or 30 minutes to walk, but this can be substantially reduced if you take the free shuttle bus which will cut the walking distance in half. Using this site you can more than save the site fee by not having to pay the car park fees and the time it takes to queue to be allocated a parking space. At €14 to park the car, that's a big benefit for the cost conscious. I'm told that this was a bad year for mosquitoes and I suffered because I wore shorts and short sleeved shirts around the tent and I didn't have any spray. Big mistake. Reception is very helpful and two staff spoke English. Shop is not well stocked, but there are several retail shops and restaurants within a few hundred yards of the gate. Overall, I was very impressed with this site and it's security and will definitely stay again when in the area.