On the road to St Malo:.Thursday

Highlight today: thr view of Mont St Michel

Great night sleep due to the fact I dispensed with the
beautiful doona and used my sarong. Has anyone else noticed the use of a quilt/ doona in hotels and B&B without the top sheet. The one last night was beautiful linen, light weight but for me too hot. I meant to ask for an extra sheet but that probably would have suffered in translation. Usually I take the doona out of the sheet cover its in and just use that. But last night it was warm and all I needed was my sarong over me. Perfect ! 
We enjoyed our lovely breakfast where I’m sure Estée, our hostess, thinks I’m strange because I can’t eat her croissant or baguette. I explained I was allergic! But that is probably unheard of here in the land of the beautiful baguette. 

Then off on the road with a few stops. St Lo which isn’t very pretty mainly because it suffered terribly in the war and then Sainte Mare Eglise where there is a very good museum devoted to the paratroopers during the war. The church still has a parachute caught on its room with a model of a soldier dangling, to re enact what happened to an American paratrooper during the Normandy invasion. 

Then onto Mont St Michel. It looks like a fairytale as you approach. Gorgeous in the just breaking sunlight. We were going to make this our stop for the night but with a ferry from StMalo in the morning thought it would be better to stay there and just visit Mont St Michel.

 It involves car parking 3 km from the Mont and catching a shuttle to the gates of the old town. What we hadn’t quite anticipated were the crowds. You would think we were visiting Disneyland. Hundreds of people. Herded onto shuttle buses and slowing driving towards this amazing place. But when we got there it was more crowed than Disneyland on a busy day. We climbed to the top and then back down and left without the lunch we were planning to get there. Way too busy. My advice :,if you want to go there book in to a hotel on the Mont, arrive late in the afternoon, and enjoy the peace and quiet when the crowds have left for the day. It’s looks like a magical place in the quiet. 

Amazing Mont St Michel

One thought on “On the road to St Malo:.Thursday

  1. Fran, loving your blogs.
    I am with you every day.
    Looks great & has reminded me of lots of our trips.
    Keep having fun & bring home that red hat.
    It looks marvellous .
    Love Kxxx


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