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... and make and take our own to avoid yesterday's misfortune. And they were lovely.
Then on to La Ballue - a bit further east, quite out of the way, but well worth searching out. The chateau had some B&B rooms, which would be fabulous but out of our price range! The gardens were modern, designed specifically for the site and as a tourist attraction, for the current owners, a publishing couple. In the words of the pamphlet "a series of ...
... kilometres away from the castle. The following morning Dean and I went for an early morning run to enjoy the spectacular Mont St Michel. The castle is humongous and despite all the restaurants, hotels and cafes down the bottom section it still represents what it was like very long ago, and because we went so early we got to enjoy the place before all the large tourist groups arrived, very ...
It had to be done, didn't it. Although John had nearly been out off by hearing about the hoardes of tourists. Of course all the aires nearby charge through the nose, we managed to find a lovely one, Aire de Beauvoir, 4 km away from the mount but linked by a cycle path. So we walked in. The Mount itself was a spectacle from afar. It was free to walk onto and around, although you could pay a silly amount to go into the dungeons and the abbey. We felt it was nice enough just to enjoy for ...
... building. But from there they had shuttle buses that took us over the causeway out to the island on which Mont St-Michel sits. We spent about three hours there exploring the village below the abbey, touring the abbey itself, and taking in the views of the surrounding bay from up high. We continued to enjoy great sunny weather with a high of about 21 degrees.
Our room at the hotel was tiny, but it did have a great view of Mont St-Michel. We intended to ...
... and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site. We decided to do the coastal walk in Saint Malo in the afternoon. We found a trail that I had missed when I ran in the morning which was really ...
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