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 …
The last leg of our trip was a short visit to the Mont Saint-Michel. We left St.Malo mid-morning, and drove about an hour to the famed mount. The Mont Saint-Michel is a island fortress in a bay several miles from the English Channel. The mount used to be located in a forest, but thousands of years ago, a tsunami devastated the area and brought the sea level up several miles. Now, during high tide, the fortress is completely surrounded by water; ...
... but i think it was something like "Je t'aime". We walked across the sand to the pier, where we found a latter up to the platform. I'm fairly confident that the latter is supposed to be used for getting into the water when the tide is high, so it looked kind of out of place that night when the tide was fairly low. When we all made it up the later, (covered in sand and slime, by the way), we walked along the pier to what we thought was a light house. It technically was ...
Mont Saint Michel Up at 5:45, breakfast, picked up at 7 for our private tour of Mont St. Michel. Our group of ten was driven to the Normandy coast. The drive took 4 hours. From my first glimpse of Mt. St Michel I was amazed by the profile of the village and Abbey on the flat expanse of the coastal plain. The silhouette was both beautiful and mysterious. Something from a dream or a fantasy! We ...
... we ook daar valse toegangskaarten-verkopers. Gelukkig dat we gewaarschuwd waren. We hebben de kleine straatjes en de vele trappen gedaan, maar na anderhalf uur hielden we het voor bekeken en zijn terug gegaan. Lag het aan het weer of is het er echt zo triestig geworden ... dat weet ik niet, maar als afsluiter was het niet echt een succes.
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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'.
J'ai adoré l'hôtel et le mont, pas les moustiques
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.
Mais n'oubliez pas la crème anti-moustiques. Ces moustiques sont du même genre que ceux des Everglades, ils piquent à travers les vêtements (seulement le soir). Il n'y en a pas toujours, uniquement quand le temps est humide et lourd. Mais le mont est super le soir, nous ne regrettons rien.
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.
Loved the hotel and the Mount, not the mosquitos!
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.
Food is expensive on the Mount, but drinks even more (4,5 or 5 euro for a beer or soft). But it is all worth while. When you visit the cathedral, join a guided tour. It's free, just give a tip.
But, do not forget your mosquito repellent. Those mosquitos are the same type as in the Everglades, the bite trough your clothes (only in the evening). They are not always present, only when the weather is humid and damp. But the Mount is great in the evening and we didn't regret anything.
Tired but clean and friendly
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.
The Hotel Mouton Blanc has two buildings, and we were in the one about 100M from the main building, just next to the church. The rooms are very basic and the place is looks tired, with some peeling paint and a few stains on the carpet (possibly a result of the "pets allowed" policy - we try to avoid such places as we figure that anyone silly enough to take a pet on holiday probably has it sleeping in the bed). Nevertheless, the linen was clean (no bedbugs), the bed and pillows comfortable and the room surprisingly cool for a hot day (no A/C). The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and at 75 euros for a double room (cheap for France) we felt it was OK value.
We ate at the hotel restaurant. There is a nice open air terrace with a view of the sea but get there early if you want a table outside. Even though the French dine late at home, they all seem to dine early when they go away for the weekend. The food was good without being spectacular, and the menu contained several local specialities including lobster and Agneau de Pré-Salé (lamb fed on the salt marsh grass). It was good value (under 200 euros for 4 adults and two children with good wine and several pre dinner drinks), with most dishes less than half the price of La Mere Poulard down the road.
A word of advice if visiting Mont Saint Michel: one of the great sights is to watch the very rapid advancement of the tide, but in fact the sea only reaches the Mont when the tides are highest (about 12 days per month). You can check on the website to find out when this will be (---).
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.
Slightly old-fashioned 32 room hotel with separate bar and restaurant. Enormous high wide landings; lifts and staircases. Hotel dog. Lots of tourist information in the lobby.
Rooms larger than many. No separate showers, but the bathroom and WC were separate in our room. TV. telephone etc. No coffee-making facilities. No air conditioning.
The manageress/proprietress is very obliging - trusting us with keys without asking for either passports or credit cards - we could have easily done a runner had we wished.
We thought it reasonable value for money, and a change from the corporate hotels so ubiquitous these days. The bar, though bright, was comfortable, and the service obliging.
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.