Ibis Granville le Herel
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O Mont S. Michel fica no limite entre a Bretanha e a Normandia. Fomos logo a Cancale, num lugar chamado Pointe du Grouin , na esperança de ver a mudança de maré. Na região a amplitude de maré pode chegar a 14m, em maré de sizígia, mas nós estávamos em maré de quadratura, no mes de junho, não vimos mudança nenhuma. Na parte da tarde aproveitamos …
... 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 ...
... 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 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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Recomendo o hotel. O único inconveniente para quem quer ir ao Mont Saint Michel é a distância de 40km. A cidade de Granville e o próprio local do hotel com uma marina repousante para olhar, recompensam.
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