Sleeping at the Manoir de la Roche Torin hotel means choosing a place with anatypical history, in a peaceful setting near Mont Saint Michel.
And this breathtaking view of the countryside with the famous Mont and its abbey on the horizon is really worth the detour!
In this article, we propose you a return in images on our stay in the hotel with our review and all the practical information for you also, to relax in this beautiful hotel!
This review is completely independent, we stayed anonymously and paid our bill in full.
Why stay at the hotel Le Manoir de la Roche Torin
Among thehotel offer near the Mont-Saint-Michel, the hotel le Manoir de Roche Torin is really a good option for several reasons:
- You will sleep in an authentic manor house built in 1800 with a really surprising history that could have made it a place of pilgrimage too. But we’ll tell you about that a little further down.
- From the park of the Manor, you will enjoy one of theone of the most beautiful views on the marshes as far as the eye can see, with the Mont Saint Michel in the distance, which seems to come out of a misty dream. You will surely have the opportunity to see at least one of the 130 species of birds that inhabit the bay.
- For its proximity to the Cap de la Roche Torin, which offers breathtaking hikes in the middle of gradations of colors and materials that are all invitations to marvel at the beauty that surrounds us.
Is the Manoir de la Roche Torin hotel worth it? Our review
Undeniably, the Manoir de la Roche Torin is an option to consider if you need to spend one or more nights around the Mont Saint Michel.
After the touristy atmosphere of the main street of the Mont, we appreciated the calm of the place, a real incentive to quietness and reflection. A nice way to step back and assimilate the richness of the monuments discovered on the Mont Saint Michel.
We who are great lovers of natural landscapes without artifice, we loved our walk off the cape of Roche Torin, with the Mont Saint-Michel as a landmark and surrounded by these thousand and one shades of colors and materials. A beautiful memory…
A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE AT Mont-Saint-Michel
Step 2: Decide on your program
- Best things to do at Mont-Saint-Michel
- Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Tower
- The museums of Mont-Saint-Michel
- Where to eat at Mont-Saint-Michel
- Visit Alligator Bay
- Visit the Avranches Scriptorial Museum
- Discover the most beautiful views of Mont-Saint-Michel
Decoration and atmosphere
The hotel is on a human scale with only fifteen rooms, and even if the decoration of the rooms is very wise, the show is outside!
The most beautiful rooms have a private terrace and some have a beautiful fireplace.
To play with your senses, the hotel offers a collection of scented candles that will take you from the gardens of Babylon to the tea plantations of Yunnan… We love “awakening our senses”, it’s even our goal with this blog!
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At the breakfast buffet served in the restaurant room, Normandy PDO cheeses are well represented and complement the more classicsweet offer, with pancakes, cereal baguettes and hot toasts!
As promised, let’s look back at theunusual history of this mansion. It is from a former farmhouse that the manor was built around 1800. But what is this little chapel doing in the park?
Property of the Abbot Tréhu, the Manor would shelter since 1865, relics of Saint Valentine!
However, it is difficult to be sure… There are in fact at least 2 canonized saints who bear the name of Valentine and many churches in Europe (Ireland, Belgium, France…) believe they hold part of the relics of this saint very popular with lovers.
The small chapel in the garden of the manor house would still house the precious relics…
Let’s hope, in any case, that thespirit of Valentine’s Day blows to the rooms of the hotel!
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The restaurant of the Manoir de la Roche Torin
It is with a beautiful view on the salt meadows and the Mont Saint Michel that you can taste… a salt meadow lamb! It is famous for the tenderness of its flesh and its characteristic taste due to its specific feeding in meadows covered part of the time with sea water.
But if you want to see beyond that, you can go to sea and opt for a beautiful lobster of more than 550g.
As far as wines are concerned, the establishment has the D-Vine, the “Nespresso of wine”, which allows you to taste the best vintages by the glass in ideal conditions of temperature and aeration. We love them since we discovered them in Nantes when they started!
For dessert, we couldn’t resist a small pancake, being not far from the Breton border (but in Norrmandie)!
Do not make
THE SAME MISTAKE WE MADE
On one of our last trips to Europe, a hacker stole our credit card details while we were using a hotel WiFi.
So our trip began with a “card blocked” call… Not funny at all!
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The proximity of the Mont Saint-Michel and the view have a cost, but it remains affordable for what will remain a beautiful experience.
Practical information about Le Manoir de la Roche Torin
Type of accommodation
Where is Le Manoir de la Roche Torin
- Driving time from Mont-Saint-Michel: 15mn
- Driving time from Rouen: 2h35
- Driving time from Evreux: 2h50
- Driving time from Caen: 1h20
- Driving time from Alençon: 2h
- Driving time from Cherbourg: 1h50
OUR ADVICE FOR RENTING A CAR IN Normandy
- Compare prices on our preferred platform: DiscoverCars – one of the best rated sites.
- Choose a car that is comfortable enough (distances can be long) but compact (some parking lots and villages are narrow).
- Think of thecomplete insurance (some roads are tortuous and narrow).
- There is a lot of demand, book it early.
How to get there
Given its location in the countryside, in the commune of Courtils, only access by car is possible.
To know more about the ways to come to Mont-Saint-Michel, don’t hesitate to consult our article on how to go to Mont Saint Michel.
The hotel has its own dedicated and free parking lot, equipped with electric charging stations.
Is the hotel Le Manoir de la Roche Torin family friendly?
No need to worry about bringing your children to the Manoir de la Roche Torin. The hotel has a family room and suites of 21m2 that can accommodate children’s beds.
Our top 3 things to do at Mont-Saint-Michel
Walk to the mount
Many people rush inside the Mont. They get out of their car, get on the shuttle and follow the people inside. But, in our opinion, choosing to walk there from the parking lots is the best option.
The path is flat and easy. Count 40min to 50min of walking.
Enjoy the sea air and the changing landscape as you approach the mountain; with the dam, fields, sand…
The anticipation makes the experience even better!
Visit the Abbey
The jewel of Mont-Saint-Michel is of course the abbey built over the centuries on top of this rocky island.
It is a marvel of architecture and history.
It is particularly known for its cloister built in the 13th century, as if suspended between sky and sea.
Be careful, there are a lot of stairs to visit it.
And you have to book your visit before – bookhere
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Explore the ramparts
In addition to the main street and the abbey, do not miss the ramparts.
We recommend that when you arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel, you go up to the abbey by the ramparts and come back down by the main street or other alleys.
Going up the covered way offers you views of the village, the roofs, the abbey and the bay. Probably our favorite part of the visit to the Mont outside the abbey.
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