Hotel Mercure Mont Saint Michel
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... hour, then back down to earth and down to base camp.
I took a few photos and found Darius a tin of caramels, as requested.
Later in the evening Jonathan dashed over the bridge to the patisserie for a baguette to go with the remainder of our chicken and salad for dinner, and a slice if flan for afters. It has rained steadily all evening.
It had clouded over when we struck out up the hill. We read a few menus and then found a creperie which did just that, crepes - there are a lot of "creperies" here that seem to have very few crepes and a lot of frites and haches (chips and hamburgers) perhaps for the tourists from across the channel. We sat outside under the awning ...
... or theatrical garden rooms in the baroque style of the sixteenth century, including a fernery, a sensory chamber, an outdoor theatre, a maze, a temple of Diana and many other delights". It wasn't large, but very cleverly laid out to appear much larger, with hedges dividing areas with 'windows' into other areas and out over picturesque surrounding fields of corn and wheat across the Couesnon valley (this is the river whose estuary surrounds ...
... kilometres away from the castle. The following morning Dean and I went for an early morning run to enjoy the spectacular Mont St Michel. The castle is humongous and despite all the restaurants, hotels and cafes down the bottom section it still represents what it was like very long ago, and because we went so early we got to enjoy the place before all the large tourist groups arrived, very ...
It had to be done, didn't it. Although John had nearly been out off by hearing about the hoardes of tourists. Of course all the aires nearby charge through the nose, we managed to find a lovely one, Aire de Beauvoir, 4 km away from the mount but linked by a cycle path. So we walked in. The Mount itself was a spectacle from afar. It was free to walk onto and around, although you could pay a silly amount to go into the dungeons and the abbey. We felt it was nice enough just to enjoy for ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed