Royal Emeraude - MGallery Collection
Travel Blogs from Dinard
Woke up at 3 am for a 4:30 am departure. Went by bus from Thistle to Portsmouth. Barry the bus driver had a neat accent! Unfortunately the bus overheated on the "mountain." Denis was in a quiet panic. We were all wondering, will we make the ferry? We did and took a shuttle bus to the Normandie which is huge! The ferry was a pleasant surprise. It's …
... atop the mighty spire.
The sophistication of the engineering to create not only a lasting structure but a truly elegant one is testament to the skills of the stone masons and builders of over 1000 years ago. The abbey is 3 story's in height and is built balancing atop the pyramid shaped rock, crypts have been designed and built under sections of the structure to support the overall shape.
The island is a part of an ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... cobbled) to be colonised by fast food places and tatty tourist shops, which didnŽt add to the appeal for us.
We were staying just back across the water, in what was billed as a 5* hotel. My eye. More like a motel. Dreadful room, terrible food.My advice would be to drive up, take a photo, and stay elsewhere-wish weŽd done that.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center