Useful information : When to go...
When to go
The verdant landscape of Basse Normandie is a fine tribute to the rain that keeps the region well irrigated. With the rainfall petering out in July and August, opt for this period if you want to make the most of all the opportunities for sports and water sports, cultural and festive activities.
The prairies, parks and orchards of Calvados are particularly beautiful in spring, when in flower, as are the extensive beaches lying along the English Channel, which fishing enthusiasts can exploit more easily than in summer. Just don't forget your oilskin! In spring and autumn, you can also experience the high tides, which are at their most impressive at Mont St-Michel.
As for those hoping to take full measure of the beauty of Mont St-Michel and its bay, they would be well advised to wait for the rather grey winter if they want to visit this exceptional site without the crowds.
Formalities and useful addresses
Normandy Tourist Board – http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr