The Auberge La Mère Poulard
in Mont Saint-Michel

3 stars

39 guest rooms

1 historic restaurant

The brainchild of Victor and Annette Poulard, the Auberge La Mère Poulard in Mont-Saint-Michel is a unique establishment. Comprising a world-renowned hotel and a restaurant offering a remarkable experience, come and discover a place that will immerse you in the most authentic experience of Mont Saint-Michel. Auberge La Mère Poulard of the Mont Saint-Michel is an exceptional, original and historic setting in which to enjoy Mont Saint-Michel Abbey.

The Auberge

The Auberge La Mère Poulard

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A historic setting steeped in history, the Auberge La Mère Poulard is a 3-star hotel complex located in the heart of Mont Saint-Michel. This authentic establishment will appeal to all lovers of history and traditional culinary delights. Embodying the classic look of fine old inns, you'll enjoy a truly authentic stay.

Our inn will make you live an exceptional moment through its 39 cosy rooms and suites with a breathtaking view of the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, its historic village or the abbey. To guarantee you the best experience, our rooms are equipped with the best appliances and bedding for a perfect night's sleep and a well-deserved rest.

Take the time to dine in our legendary La Mère Poulard restaurant, where traditional recipes have been preserved to help you discover a true culinary heritage.

Auberge de la Mère Poulard au Mont Saint-Michel site touristique d'hôtellerie restauration du Mont Saint-Michel
Auberge de la Mère Poulard au Mont Saint-Michel site touristique d'hôtellerie restauration du Mont Saint-Michel

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This historic restaurant is the birthplace of many of La Mère Poulard's recipes. Come and discover a generous menu in a typical setting. Its decor will reveal the celebrities and other adventurers who have stayed and enjoyed our tables. Our culinary specialities distinguish a rich and traditional Normandy cuisine, while allowing you to enjoy fresh seafood dishes and French regional specialities.

Our menu is full of traditional recipes, which you can see by clicking below.

Opening hours: 11:30 – 22:00

Cuisine: Traditional French cuisine, home cooking, regional specialities

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Our History

The history of the Auberge
of Mont Saint-Michel

The daughter of a market gardener from Nevers, Anne Boutiaut, known as Annette, was hired as a maid by the architect Edouard Corroyer when she was very young. In charge of restoring Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey in 1872, Corroyer travelled with his family and the young woman from Nevers.

There, Annette met Victor Poulard, whom she married on 14 January 1873. Following this union, the couple bought their first establishment, the Hôtel Saint-Michel Teste d'Or, in 1873. It served simple, light cuisine with a wide variety of tastes and flavours.

Annette and Victor Poulard abandoned the establishment and took over management of the Hôtel du Lion d'Or in 1888. They demolished the hotel and had the present majestic building built, bearing the banner: "À l'omelette renommée de La Mère Poulard" (La Mère Poulard's famous omelette). The talent of the famous cook from Mont Saint-Michel soon earned her the nickname "La Mère Poulard", and the inn was renamed "Auberge La Mère Poulard".

To quickly satisfy the pilgrims' appetites, Annette would prepare a soufflé omelette cooked over a dry wood fire, for which she held the secret. The popularity of this dish spread beyond the borders of France and won the approval of some of the world's greatest celebrities. Presidential candidates would travel a long way to sample this delicacy, nicknamed the "lucky omelette of the Presidents".

The legendary inn recently celebrated its 136th anniversary. Located at the entrance to Mont Saint-Michel, the Auberge La Mère Poulard welcomes tens of thousands of guests every year, making it a truly historic venue on the road to the bewitching Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel.

La Mère Poulard boutiques

What other products does La Mère Poulard offer?

In addition to hotels and restaurants, we also offer a wide range of high-quality products. In keeping with the tradition of Annette giving buttered biscuits to every child, our biscuit factory is one of the best known in France. You can treat yourself to a real gourmet break on the biscuit factory website or in the Mont Saint-Michel shops.

Don't hesitate to discover our wide range of breakfast treats, including jams, caramels, terrines and apple drinks.

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Today, La Mère Poulard Group offers the most comprehensive and diverse range of services on Mont-Saint-Michel to meet the expectations of all visitors, with a unique experience based on generosity and a warm welcome.