Hotel Le Mouton Blanc
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This week it came time to head outside of Paris, and Mont St Michel was our main aim. Apparently Mont St Michel is the second most visited tourist site in France after the Eiffel Tower (although, we believe numbers through Notre Dame would be right up there). We decided to hire a car, mainly for ease of visiting the D-day beaches after Mont St …
... to be transported by boat and was therefore dependent on the tides. During its long life it has been many things, including a prison up to the 1800's, it was hard not to conjure an image of "The Man In the Iron Mask"
It has also been the home of the Benedictine Monks for hundreds of years and it was quite amazing to wander through the parts of the Monastery and see areas similar to they way they would have been during their time ...
... 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 decided to have a bit of a rest day as tomorrow we are off to EuroDisney. So we just potted around the local area. Which meant going shopping and eating. Strangely we seem to enjoy supermarket shopping. We had dinner at the cafe next door. Duck in a Bierce sauce. I was a bit dubious that I'd like it, but it was yummy. Our second best meal in ...
... climbing a bucketload of stairs. Which was no problem after all the Paris ones. Makes all the pain of the six flights of stairs worthwhile. The abbey itself is amazing, with lots of beautiful views though some scary ones with steep drops. Sebastian seems to have no fear of heights which gives Rhys and me conniptions. We were lucky enough to enter the chapel while they were celebrating mass, the singing was beautiful, so combined with the gorgeous setting it was very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Le Mouton Blanc Le Mont-St-Michel
Il Mont Saint Michel lo si visita nell'arco di qualche ora ma consiglio a tutti l'emozione di trascorrerci almeno una notte, possibilmente in bassa stagione quando si può "correre il rischio" di essere una delle rare presenze sul Monte. Consiglio l'hotel Mouton Blanc per l'ottima posizione. Ho occupato una stanza con vista sulla strada principale e ricordo l'emozione, affacciata alla finestra della mia camera, di vedere popolarsi, sotto i miei occhi , sino all'inverosimile, la strada che conduce sino all'abbazia.
L'hotel non è certamente lussuoso ma in totale sintonia con l'ambientazione del Mont St Mich'.
L'hôtel Le mouton blanc être très bien situé. Quand vous arrivez, garez votre voiture aussi près que possible du mont. Ensuite allez à l'hôtel et prenez votre clé pour ouvrir la barrière du parking qui est réservé pour les hôtels sur le mont. Essayez de prendre un chambre avec vue sur la rue et la mer, mais évitez la 104 qui a une vue latérale (en fait, aucune vue) sur le mur d'un restaurant. Se restaurer coûte cher sur le mont, mais prendre un verre encore plus (4,5 ou 5 euros pour une bière ou un soda). Mais tout cela vaut la peine. Quand vous visiterez la cathédrale, faites une visite guidée. C'est gratuit, donnez juste un pourboire.
Un excellent endroit où passer la nuit si vous visitez l'abbaye. Super emplacement, parking préférentiel, très bon prix. Je recommande d'y aller le soir (pour voir l'abbaye illuminée) et être parmi les premiers visiteurs le matin.
Hotel Le Mouton Blanc has a very good situation. When you arrive, park your car as close as you can to the Mount. Then go to the hotel and get your key to open the barrier of the parking lot that is reserved for the hotels on the mount. Try to get a room with view on the street or the sea, but avoid room 104 that has a lateral view (in fact no view) on a restaurant wall.
We stayed in the Mouton Blanc on a hot night in early June, 2006. It was wonderful to be on the Mont Saint Michel, and to be able to walk around in relative peace after the tour buses had left. Waking up to silence punctuated only by church bells was also wonderful. Mont Saint Michel is a magical place but its tiny streets are overrun with tourists from about 10am - 6pm, so staying on the island has its advantages. The hotels at the end of the causeway are also very close so these would be a reasonable alternative.
Average hotel, Magical experience
I had the most wonderful experience at le mont St. Michel. It is truly one of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world. Hotel Mouton Blanc is average in every way. Clean, friendly staff and a great restaurant. What makes it so special is that for
60Euros you can stay in one of the most wonderful settings in the world.
wonderful place to stay for a visit to the abbey. great location, preferencial parking, great price. recommend coming at night (seeing abbey lit) and visiting among the first in the morning.
3 Star hotel on the Rue D'Alsace-Lorraine,very convenient for the SNCF station. Rooms 55-90 Euros.
Great if you love bed bugs and mold!
My daughter and I just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in France. Our only disappointment was Hotel du Mouton Blanc. For starters the tiny closet of a room (the lavatory was smaller than that on the plane over) was filthy and absolutely stunk from mold and mildew. That wasn't the worst thing however. The next morning my daughter woke up covered in insect bites. These bites formed blisters and then got worse from there. On returning to the States we went directly to a dermatologist who informed us that she was bitten by bed bugs. Do yourself a favor and avoid this hotel at all costs!
it may be the hotel or the town or just mont st michel but our stay was magic.it's been four years but i would go back in a heartbeat.when we were inside our room we knew that no storm howling off the sea could touch us.great two nights.