Mont St Michel 'essential for Normandy trip'05.03.2010
People taking ferries to france should ensure they visit the island of Mont St Michel in Normandy, the region"s tourism representative has suggested.
Sarah Whitam at Atout France claimed that the area, which is twinned with St Michael"s Mount in Cornwall, is "spectacular" and is completely surrounded by water at high tide.
She also pointed out the range of activities which can be found on the island, such as visits to a cider farm or seeing William the Conqueror"s grave.
Ms Whitam also noted how easy it is to get to Normandy, explaining: "For a weekend break you can get a ferry into Rouen, Caen and Cherbourg and stay in one of those cities."
The representative added that the art and cultural scene in Normandy is thriving, as impressionist painter Monet settled in the region.
Recently, Veronique Potelet Anty of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau pointed out that there is more to the French capital than just the Eiffel Tower, such as its numerous museums and restaurants.
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