It's here, in the heart of the village, that you will find our accommodation Le Petit Pluvier.
Genêts is a picturesque and peaceful village located on the edge of the salt marshes. The village was once an important trading port and the departure point for pilgrims on their way to the Mont-Saint-Michel. The place has been frequented since Gallo-Roman times and in the Middle Ages the population was more than 3000 inhabitants. Today there are 420.
Some illustrious figures are linked to Genêts, notably General Louis Adrien, creator of the Poilus helmet from the first world war who is buried in the village cemetary, the painter Suzanne Valadon and her son the painter Maurice Utrillo.
This pretty church and its cemetery are classified historic monuments. It houses statues, altars, candlesticks and paintings also classified as historical objects.
It is said to have begun in the 12th century, was then burned by the English and then pillaged by Montgomery's troops during the Wars of Religion.
The Sainte-Anne Chapel is the last vestige of the seven chapels of Genêts. It was the final stage of the pilgrimage. It now houses the Maison de la Baie and the Genêts Tourist Office.
The chapel cross is located behind the Sainte-Anne chapel and dates from the 16th century. From here there is a lovely clear view of the bay, the Mont Saint Michel and Tombelaine.
Don't miss a chance to eat at Chez François, the famous, authentic restaurant located in the heart of Genêts. He serves only quality local products, home-cooked with the original recipes from François' grandmother!
In an old-fashioned decor combining charm and good humor, François grills your meat in front of you in his large fireplace.
Closed wednesdays and thursdays
Absolutely need to book in advance!
An original restaurant in the village, La Pause des Genêts offers creative gourmet cuisine in an artistic and bohemian decor.
Relax in the superb garden with its heated terrace.
Closed monday, tuesday and wednesday.
Genêts is lucky to have this friendly bakery with good authentic bread and delicious viennoiseries such as croissants and pain au chocolat.
Alain's pastries are delicious and his artisanal ice creams are a killer and best enjoyed just outside the shop cooling your feet in the river whilst admiring the view of the bay!
Closed on thursdays