Night Tours, Visits and Trails

Discover the Mont-Saint-Michel and many other famous sites from a whole new perspective at night.

The Mont-Saint-Michel

Experience Normandy’s most iconic landmark like never before. When night falls on the Bay, not only does the Mont-Saint-Michel light up, it also opens its doors to visitors for a unique night trail around the abbey.  The architecture takes on a poetic look thanks to visuals and audio with a mythic night creature storyline that echoes in each corner of the monument.

Once the sun fades and the shadows touch the ground, you can also cross the Bay on foot or on horseback at night with a guide. An unforgettable experience.

Monday-Saturday from 7 July to 1 September 2018. Doors open from 7:30pm to midnight. Last entrance at 11pm.


During the summer season, the local tourist office organises several night tours of the town. Equipped with tablet computers, participants get to discover Cherbourg’s medieval history while the soft light of the street lamps reflects on the pavements, giving off an intimate and an enigmatic atmosphere.

On 21, 28 July and 4, 11, 18, 25 August 2018 at 9pm. Free!

(c) Cherbourg Tourisme


Located on the Cotentin Peninsula, Carentan-les-Marais is a beautiful place to visit at nightfall. Accompanied by a guide, visitors can discover the scenery and wildlife of the swamp in which the town nestles.

25 and 26 July 2018 at 8pm.

Mesnil-Geoffroy Chateau, Ermenouville

Don’t miss these two candle-lit tours of the chateau, where Victor Hugo and Antoine de Saint Exupéry stayed back in their days.

On 11,25 July and 8, 22 August 2018 at 9pm. 12€/6€

(c) Chateau de Mesnil Geoffroy