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The Valley of the PaintersA bucolic and artistic stroll

The Valley of the Painters

In Carolles, a charming town between countryside and coastline, nestles a valley that has inspired renowned painters.

A museum of paintings

in the open

Early in the second half of the 19th century, the Impressionist movement created an upheaval in the world of painting.

The artists left the studios in search of landscapes to which the light so particular to the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel gives all its intensity.

Carolles, a village perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay, offers a beautiful singularity and quickly became an artists’ resort, in the same way as Honfleur in Calvados for example. Thus was born “La Vallée des Peintres” …

Surprising nature

On this natural site, salt meadow sheep are raised in complete freedom. They roam the grasslands to the rhythm of the seasons. During high tides, they are withdrawn to the shelter of the fields. They feed on glasswort and salty herbus, hence their name: pré-salés sheep!

During high tides, with a coefficient of 93 and above, the sea completely covers the herbus and the road becomes submersible! There are very few of these in France! The view is magical when combined with a blazing sunset! An astonishing spectacle with a guaranteed wow effect!

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