Travel Blogs from Saint-Meloir-des-Ondes
... 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 ...
... 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.
... If you come from the west you can drive a little further and park near a trail. Then it is about 30min walk the the free shuttle bus. This trick will save you 12euros and it is very nice to walk toward the Mont, the view is great.
Even if you want to spare money, you will still need to pay 9euros to get into the abbey. Don't miss it, that would be a shame not to see it from the inside.
Enfin! J'ai vu le Mont ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility