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Street in Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel has long "belonged" to some families who shared the businesses in the town, and succeeded to the village administration. Tourism ...
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Le Mont-Saint-Michel has long "belonged" to some families who shared the businesses in the town, and succeeded to the village administration. Tourism is the main and even almost unique source of income of the commune. There are about fifty shops for 3 million tourists, while only 25 people sleep every night on the Mount (monks included), except in hotels. Nowadays, the main institutions of the city are shared by:

Eric Vannier, owner of the group the Mère Poulard (holding half of restaurants, shops, hotels and three museums);
Jean-Yves Vételé, CEO of Sodetour (five hotels, a supermarket and shops -all extramural-, including Mercury Barracks);
Patrick Gaul, former elected official, hotelier and intramural restaurateur;
Independent merchants
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