I woke early and decided to go for a walk around while most people were still sleeping, about 6:30am (it was Easter Monday)
It was real cold, far too cold so I went back to the house and lit the gas fire.
We checked the weather and it looks like today was going to be the best weather over the next few days so we decided to head to Mont Saint Michel about 58km away.
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Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 100 hectares in size, the island has a population of 44, and 100s of shops and restaurants.
The original parking area has been flooded and damaged and now you must park quite a way away and catch a free bus to drop you off closer to the mount. The new car park is located at 2.5 km from the Mount on the continent. The shuttles getting to Mont-Saint-Michel leave directly from the parking lot. You get off at 400 meters from the entrance of Mont Saint-Michel
The cost for parking was 12.3 Euro for 2+ hours, I think this covers your for almost 24 hours but can’t quite remember.
We arrived at 9:15am and it was not too busy but even then our bus was chocka full of people.
The bus drops you off 400 meters away from the entrance.
We walked up to the entrance and then wanted some food since we did not have much to start the day with. We found a little restaurant La Vielle Auberge and sat outside and had a coffee and a crepe.
Crepe with Honey – 4.2 Euro, Coffee 2.50 Euro – prices here are a bit more expensive than in other places.
After a few hours we decided to leave and go back to the car and head to Cancale – about 50km away. It was also getting really busy then with almost continuous streams of people entering the mount.
We drove to cancale and were looking for the port but I think we got a slightly different place in the GPS, just beyond Cancale so we just kept going since we were almost at the end of the peninsula.
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We parked up in a car park and walked along to see if there was somewhere to eat, if not we would drive back to cancale.
There were two restaurants there and we chose the cheaper one and ate outside, Pam was cold as there was a cool breeze.
We ordered a coke and some cider, 2 different oyster dishes and a grande salad
The first oyster dish was Butter and Garlic (YUM), the 2nd is with Cream (YUM) and the grande salad had:
- Smoked Salmon
- and Foie Gras
The salad dish was huge and it also comes with a couple of sauces and bread.
The big slab in the photo is Foie Gras and I had never tried it before. Pam refused to try it on principal of how they force feed the Goose…
It was very rich but also very nice, sort of hard to explain but I liked it a lot.
- Coke – 4 Euro
- Cider – 6 Euro
- Oysters – 8 Euro & 9 Euro
- Grande Salad – 17 Euro
After lunch we went for a walk around the peninsula and then drove back to Dinan.
A great day out….