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June 7 2011 - Le Mont St Michel

LE MONT ST MICHEL AND POINTE DE GROUIN

sunny 18 °C

So the time had come to visit Le Mont St Michel, supposedly one of the modern wonders of the world. Well it is pretty special and we did enjoy it but have to admit we ran away half-way up due to the thousands of tourists clogging the tiny lanes, and found a quietish place to just sit and look at the amazing structures

Despite it being such an attraction for so many years, it is very difficult to actually get information on where to park so that you can walk at least a few hundred metres onto mount

There appears to be no public parking in the little village of hotels just before you get onto the 2 or 3 km causeway (that is always open by the way). About 500 metres from the mount, the parking area starts; we parked very close to the entry to the car-park so that we could walk that last few hundred metres to the mount. The closer you park to the mount, the more likely you may get flooded but there are signs to say whether or not the area will be flooded on any particular day. We paid EU6 to park the car and there is no charge to enter the mount

The usual shots:

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Now that's an inclinator:

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The reality:

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On the way back, we decided to keep right next to the bay and came across a couple of wonderful places near St Malo; a town called Cancale which would be great for a couple of days and a really outstanding area of natural beauty called Pointe de Grouin - forget about Cap Frehel, go to this place. For an overnight stop, it even has a hotel with million-dollar views starting at just EU87 per room

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Posted by kforge 07.06.2011 10:18 Archived in France

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