Organizers warn that during the event, however, it will be difficult to get around Caen by car, so they recommended parking outside of the city and using public transportation.
Whether travelling to the competition grounds or sightseeing, the train is the way to go. Historic chateaus and chapels are also scattered throughout the area. Moyan Brenn photo. This abbey overlooking the tidal plains of the bay is an incredible feat of architecture which took more than years to build, from to Perched high on a rocky peak, the abbey was handed over to the French government in with the aim of preserving it.
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Monks still live and work here, and the public can join them for daily mass at pm. This site will be the starting point for the km endurance race. Masteo Castelli photo. Built during the reign of Louis XIV, this prestigious property covers over 1, hectares and will be the site of the dressage and cross-country phases of eventing.
Things to see and do
Honfleur, one of the lovely harbour towns in Normandy, was popular with impressionists Monet and Boudin, who were inspired by the ever-changing light and picturesque beauty. Dine by the water, visit the charming centuries-old churches, or poke around the town's market for fresh produce and local cheese on Saturdays. Calvados Boulard Distillery near Lisieux has guided tours available during the summer months. The racecourse Hippodrome Deauville La Touques offers free admission on select days and top-class racing.
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Public transportation used to be rather limited but recently vastly improved with train and bus combinations now available from Paris several times per day, and occasionally direct Flixbuses too. All visitors have to walk or take the free shuttle bus for the final few kilometers to the island.
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Admission to the island is free but buy abbey tickets in advance from Tiqets to avoid queues. All visitors to Mont St Michel , whether arriving by bus or car, have to either walk 40 minutes or take the free shuttle buses 10 minutes , or a horse-drawn carriage, the last 3 km to Mont St Michel.
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Cycling is only allowed at quiet times. The views are obviously better walking towards Mont St Michel than back towards the parking lots. Free shuttle buses Passeur navettes transport visitors with high frequency from the parking lots to Mont St Michel.
From here, it is a ten-minute walk back to the parking lot should the buses arriving from the island be too crowded. Driving to Mont St Michel is a good option, as it makes sightseeing in the region much easier.
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Mont St Michel is around 15 km off the Autoroute A84 exit 33 that connects Rennes and Caen — the coastal road has better views than the larger N route nationale. Huge parking lots are available at Beauvoir — it is no longer possible to get closer to Mont St Michel by car than these parking lots. Hotel guests and disabled visitors are allowed to use the parking lots closest to the shuttle bus departure points.
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