Pontorson The Essential
Visitors making for Mont St Michel should stop at the old fortified settlement of Pontorson, the last Norman town before entering Brittany. In the 14C Bertrand Du Guesclin, based at Mont St Michel, made this town a centre for jousting and tournaments. Today, this agreeable spot with its illustrious history and heritage is the ideal appetiser for those heading to see its glorious neighbour.