"Mont St. Michel" Mont Saint Michel by SFHulaGIrl
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I don't recall where I first heard of or saw pictures of Mont St. Michel, but I knew I had to go there one day. Whenever I mentioned it, most people had no idea what/where I was talking about. Yet on that first trip to France, I'd mentioned something about Mont St. Michel to Bridgett and she knew exactly what I was talking about, and was just as excited to see it.
We rented a car in Paris and drove there. Since I don't drive, it was all on her. I was napping and listening to my Walkman. "Wake up and read these signs to me!" Bridgett admonished me. I remember driving through a small, seemingly deserted, little town. We could hear what sounded like carnival music getting louder and louder as we went through the main part of town, yet we never saw a soul or saw signs of a festival or anything. On that drive, Bridgett became fascinated with French cows (don't ask me why), so we stopped and took pictures.
When we first glimpsed Mont St. Michel from the road, we obviously had to get out of the car and take pictures. It's so fulfilling to see a picture of a place, then finally find yourself there years later. When we parked, they told us all about the high tide warnings; that you needed to move your car if it was outside the walls when the horn/bell sounded, or it would be swept away. But, hey, we like living dangerously!
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Located between Brittany & Normandy, Chateau des Blosses is only a few miles from Mont St. Michel. English is spoken,... more travel advice
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