After spending six wonderful days in Paris we’ll head to Versailles on the RER and pick up a rental car. It’s only about a 30-minute train ride, so really just a suburb of Paris. From there we’ll head northwest on a 3.5 hour drive. Honestly, I expect this to take us more like 5 or 6 hours as we leisurely explore the countryside.
Destination Mont St. Michel. I’ll never get a spectacular from the air shot like this, so I thought I’d just share the one I found on Wikipedia. Isn’t it amazing! This is at low tide.
Apparently, back in the day, monks would make their pilgrimage across the sandbars at low tide. These days there’s a causeway with a shuttle to take visitors across the bay. Here’s a short video that describes what we will get to explore.
Mont St. Michel B&B
About two miles away from Mont St. Michel is a bed & breakfast that is described as a renovated Breton-style house with a 32290 ft² flowered park, featuring rooms with private bathrooms and antique furniture and free Wi-Fi (so I can upload pictures of course.)
We should arrive around 1 or 2 in the after and then go explore until evening. I envision quite a restful night, after touring Mont St. Michel will all the walking we’ll be doing. Looks like there’s going to be a LOT of stair climbing on this day.
According to the description, breakfast includes hot drinks, orange juice, yogurt, cheese, croissants and cereals and fresh baguettes that are delivered daily by the local baker.
Sounds like a lovely little retreat before we head out for the day.
We haven’t quite decided if we’ll hit the road to our next destination or go back for a bit more of Mont St. Michel. As I mentioned, we’re flexible.
Another nearby attraction, well en route to Giverny, are the beaches of Normandy. This isn’t on our “must have” list, but we’ll see how the day shakes out. I still have a little research to do.
Tomorrow… indecision and second thoughts about the accommodations I’ve selected for our next stop.