Travel Blogs from Saint-Malo
Our adventures in France began with a bit of a bump. Apparently our ferry from Poole to St Malo was cancelled so we frantically looked for alternatives. Our final solution was to catch a plane from Southampton to Rennes and then a train to from there to St Malo. It turned out to be a very good solution as it was much quicker despite Pete's total …
We truly entered into Musketeer territory when we crossed onto the island of St Michel, its history goes back to the 7th century when an abbey was built on the granite island off the coast of Normandy. The monastery was constructed to fit the shape of the island and has an iconic silhouette that has stood the ravages of history and the test of time. The abbey was built following a vision of the archangel Michael and it is his image ...
... visible today.
Then it was off to Le Mont St- Michel, a fairytale abbey set on a rocky island in a vast mud flat. As we ate our meal on the terrace we watched the tide cover the mud flats very quickly. This area has some of the world's fastest running tides, 18 feet per second!!!
Our room was just below the abbey overlooking the village and the mudflats, we had our own balcony, Heather felt like Queen of the ...
Today we ventured to Mont Saint Michel. The weather left a lot to be desired but at least it wasn't raining or too cold while we were there. The view as you approach is amazing. You have to park a fair ways away, but they have a free shuttle service to take you there. The actual causeway area is getting redone so it's looks dreadful which detracts from your initial close up of the island. Once you're past that thought it is beautiful. As with most things in our France trip ...
... cobbled) to be colonised by fast food places and tatty tourist shops, which didnŽt add to the appeal for us.
We were staying just back across the water, in what was billed as a 5* hotel. My eye. More like a motel. Dreadful room, terrible food.My advice would be to drive up, take a photo, and stay elsewhere-wish weŽd done that.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility