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 …
... 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 ...
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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.