Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition, and Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached on funding the start-up of the Mont-Saint-Michel National Public Institution. This is the result of several months of work and discussions between the State (ministries, decentralised services and Directorate-General for Public Establishment), the National Monuments Centre and local and regional authorities (Manche department, Normandy region, Brittany region). All the conditions are now in place for the new establishment to be fully operational within a few weeks, once the joint union has been dissolved.
This exceptional site will now be managed in a unified way, in close partnership with local authorities and the National Monuments Centre. Indeed, the new national public establishment of Mont-Saint-Michel will henceforth be responsible not only for the management of the abbey but also that of the dam, parking lots and shuttles connecting the Mont-Saint-Michel to the mainland, and will be in full capacity to fulfill its mission of valorization and development of the Mont and its territory. The board of directors of the public institution is expected to meet shortly to formally approve this step. In the long term, the objective is that the institution can achieve autonomy of financing.
The ministers express their thanks to the elected representatives and territorial actors who have shown a great sense of the general interest in making this approach a success. They also welcome the commitment of the Director General of the Mont-Saint-Michel National Public Institution and his teams, as well as the President of the CMN. After the restoration of the maritime character of Mont-Saint-Michel, completed in 2015, and those concerning the abbey and ramparts, which continue today, as part of the recovery plan, by the restoration of the building of the Wonder, it is a new era that opens for this jewel of national heritage, one of the most visited in France.