Every year, the rocky islet of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy welcomes 2.5 million visitors from all over the world. Tourism, as well as the natural changes occuring over the years, are taking a toll on the islet. This is why Mont-Saint-Michel is gradually turning to sustainable economic development and high-quality tourism.
The removal of the parking lot from the foot of the abbey has already revealed positive environmental results such as the overall drop in CO2 emissions and other pollutants from vehicles. On an economic level, the project is expected to create over 150 jobs.
The European Regional Development Fund contributed EUR 10 031 150 to this cause, under the ‘Lower Normandy’ Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programming period.
Learn more about the project here.