Mont St. Michel


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July 21st 1988
Published: October 1st 2017
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Geo: 48.4538, -2.04599

Cloudy.

Usual breakfast. Went by post office to send two packages home. Success - an hour and a half later.

Drove to Mt. St. Michel. Extremely crowded. Finally found parking. Walked up narrow main street to island was impossible; too many people. Climbed onto wall after okay lunch in small café. Interesting town. Long line to get into abbey.

English-speaking tour - with about 80 other people. Worse, Italian tour followed very closely so both guides were shouting over each other. Many rambunctious kids, too, bored by the dull walls and too many adults.

Construction of abbey really quite interesting. Lower levels built into rocks on island to support transepts, choir, nave of church. Incredible engineering feat for the 11th century. Random tour.

Left by coastal road. All of us fighting colds so returned to hotel to rest.
Dinner in dining room of hotel. Excellent. (Hotel de France-Dinan). Too tired to eat it all.


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