Along with Santiago de Compostela, Mont-Saint-Michel way or Chemin de Mont-Saint-Michel (#chemindemontsantmichel) is one of the most important pilgrimage shrines in Europe. This Camino route of approximately 500km, starts at stunning Mont-Saint-Michel and heads South to Saintes, where it joins the Camino de Santiago path coming from Tours and Paris.
This Camino de Santiago trail is divided in two sections: Mont Saint Michel to Nantes and Nantes to Saintes. On the Mont Saint Michel Way you will walk across the green countryside of Brittany, visiting the magnificent cities of Rennes and Nantes, also called ‘Venice of the West’. In the second section, you will enter the stunning Pays de la Loire and you will discover magical historical buildings such as the Castle of Clisson and the ruined abbey in Maillezais. Read our latest Mont Saint Michel articles on our blog.
|Antrain||22||This first section of the Mont-Saint-Michel Way starts in Mont-Saint-Michel, a stunning and magical place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world; and ends in Nantes, the ‘Venice of the West’. This route crosses Rennes and goes through the relaxing green landscapes of Brittany and Pays de la Loire. You’ll have the opportunity to see a great number of beautiful churches, abbeys and castles on the way. You will discover many historical places, both religious and political, dating back to the Middle Ages, period of the Duchy of Brittany.|
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|Clisson||35||The second section of the Mont-Saint-Michel Way starts in Nantes, the ‘Venice of the West’, and ends in Saintes, city with gallo-roman, medieval and classical heritage. This second section takes you across the relaxing green landscapes of Pays de la Loire, passing many interesting historical places. You will have the opportunity to visit many churches, abbeys and castles during this walking holiday, such as the castle of Clisson, the impressive ruins of the abbey in Maillezais, as well as medieval Surgères and Saint-Jean-D’Angély, two cities full of history.|