Le Relais du Roy
Travel Blogs from Le Mont-St-Michel
Today we headed to Normandy to see Omaha Beach where they allies landed on D-Day (6th June 1944). We saw where the Germans were dug in on the hills and walked through one of their trenches. The allies, in particular the British, US and Canada prepared for D-Day up to 2 years before the landing. The Germans were well dug in and the allies suffered …
... It has a beautiful old Abbey at the top that looks like a castle. When we arrived, I was excited to see the Abbey at the top of the island, but I was dreading the walk to the top. It was a pleasant surprise when I saw the town and it looked like Diagon Alley from Harry Potter! It was so cool! The way the small shops lined the narrow stone streets and signs hung from the walls all made it feel like a magical place. The sound of the seagulls made me think of ...
... gradually got louder and louder until one of them capitulated and offered to give key instructions in French as well. One thing you have to either love or hate about the French, they're not backwards in coming forwards.
Once we arrived just outside Mont Saint Michel, we had dinner in a local restaurant. It was very nice as we sampled some of the local fare including the cider, a particular way of cooking an omelet and apple tart. It was ...
... Saint-Malo. Nick was blown away as he had no idea what to expect and thought it was merely the end-point of a drive. We both agree that both Normandy and Brittany are on the 'Must Return To’ list.
In fact, we are both sorely tempted by the prospect of buying real estate in this part of France and have had many conversations about the pros and cons of buying a Maison in Normandy, versus renting a house for six months (or so). Any ...
... By now we were both wheezing like a pair of bellows and our knees were complaining at every step. We took our time looking around the Abbey which was originally built in 400AD and eventually arrived back out in the small gardens by about 1.30pm. Luckily by now the sun had come out and we found a seat, so collapsed for a while to recover and eat our sarnies. Then we had to start the trek back down, a different way but still just as steep and just as many steps and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Relais du Roy Le Mont-St-Michel
Another good hotel as picked by Trafalgar. A comfortable room although there is no air conditioning or refrigerator. Also the bed is a bit soft.
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