Le Grand Hotel des Thermes- Thermes Marins de St-Malo
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We set the sat-nav to avoid major roads and took a leisurely drive through rural Brittany and at one point we found ourselves on the Tour de France route which had passed through just a few days earlier. After a very enjoyable drive we arrived at Saint-Malo, a very nice surprise indeed. Le Grand Hotel des Thermes was very grand and just perfect for …
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 ...
... tapestry, depicting the 1066 war, Harold being defeated by William the Conquerer, very old and interesting. A lot of American tourists around as well. After lunch went to find the car, but didn't know where it was!! one hour later we found it after re-tracing our steps.
Then off to Arromanches, D Day beach, this one significant with the Churchill artificial harbour constucted for the D - Day landings. Some of it ...
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 ...
the monument itself doesnīt disappoint....itīs a medieval church cum castle built in the sea, and pretty impressive both during the day, and all lit up at night. But, my word, busy. Coachloads of tourists, even in late November, so I canīt imagine what itīs like at peak season. And the clever planners have allowed the streets ...
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