My ten year old son and husband decided to stay overnight on the island and really enjoyed the experience. There are many other hotels located along the causeway within a 20 minute walk but the convenience of staying was worth doing once.
We drove in our rental car and you are able to park in one of the closer lots if you present your reservation to the parking attendent. I would recommend packing just a simple overnight bag which is easier to carry versus bringing even a small suitcase which would be difficult to navigate thru the crowded cobblestone streets. The parking lot is very close to the entrance and returning to the car for items is easy. There is a grocery store before the causeway to avoid paying ridiculous prices for bottled water, sodas, snacks if needed.
Our room was ready by 3 pm and we were able to stow away our overnight bag at the hotel while exploring the sights. We reserved a triple and and was given a room (#102) with a window facing the street, exposed wooden beams preserving the character of a 14th century inn, two twin beds and a double bed. The bathroom had been updated but tiny soaps, basic toiletries and no hair dryer.
We had plenty of time to really explore not only the abbey but walk along the ramparts and towers, twisted little paths, alleys, cemeterys, and ventured out onto the marshy and sandy flats during low tide. We enjoyed lunch dining on mussels and wine at an outside cafe and walking around again at night after the crowds had left. Walking outside along the causeway after the sun sets, you can enjoy the Mont lit up at night.
If you have time in your itinerary, it is worth doing once.
- Also Known As:
- Le Mouton Blanc Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hôtel de 19 chambres tout confort dans des demeures historiques du XIVème siècle au coeur du Mont-Saint-Michel, Merveille de l’Occident.Restaurant de tradition dans l’auberge historique du Mouton Blanc avec sa cuisine authentique et savoureuse.L’hôtel historique Au pied de l’Abbaye, l’hôtel du Mouton Blanc de renommée centenaire vous accueille dans sa demeure historique du XIVème siècle et dans seschambres calmes, pleines de charme et d’un très grand confort.L’Auberge normandeDans ses salles à manger traditionnelles. ... more less
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