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This will be your last chance of some reasonable personal space as once you enter the walls close in and the crowds build. This is the start of a day of queues. If you are to reach the top, this evil has to be overcome.
Boulevard gate is the 2nd gate you pass through enroute to La Grand Rue. There is an English cannon on display in the area between the Porte de l’Avancee and this gate. The tourism office is located to the left just prior to this gate.
Too many people and noise. They set up a pretty nice transport system from the parking lots and bus stop. Or you can walk. The hotels are not far from the island. But what a mess.... Find a quiet coastal town.
We walked down this street as we were leaving the abbey. We thought we'd stop and have a snack and some wine or beer. We went into one place. First they made me move to a different table where everyone was packed in. Then they...More
Walking the small passageways of Mont Saint Michel makes you forget the modern world and remember your history lessons on medieval history. If at all possible avoid the summer months, as walking through the streets is at a snails pace. I was in Mont Saint...More
The main portway into Mont St Michel is very impressive and it is nice that the organisers have made sure no cars park in front to mar the first sights. Although out of season the buses were already full and the entryway crowded as people...More