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how many days you can spend in Mont St Michel

We are traveling to Normandy, probably for 4 days, with 2 babies.

How many days are recommended? where should we go to? what other sites in the area are recommended?

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1. Re: how many days you can spend in Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel itself, about 1/2 a day, unless you have a penchance for tourist trap type "gift" shops. See the church (about 2-3 hours), walk the walls a bit, then depart for other places.

It will be particularly difficult with babies as for the most part you will have to carry thgem. Far too many steps for pushing them around! Pop into your local library and peruse the travel book shelf for ideas as to what else is in the region.

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you can go to St malo French favorite town after MSM in Normandy, have a good meal in Cancales (seafood) & Dinan very nice litte medival town, all the these town are very cmose from each other.

Enjoy your stay,

Danielle

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But they're also all in Brittany!

There are lots of things to do in Normandy but Normandy covers a much, much bigger area than just around MSM. There are the D-Day beaches and related museums, Bayeux, the Bayeux tapestry, Christian Dior museum, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville, the list goes on but an idea of what sort of things you're interested in would be a help.

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MSM, in my opinion, warrants no more than a few hours, but it is at the extreme edge of Normandy so it does require a commitment of most of a day. We combined it with the Bayeaux Tapistry in the morning (we were staying in Bayeux) and spent more time at the Tapistry. Too many sites to see. The beaches, Caen and Bayeux in one area,; Honfleur, Deauville, Entretat in another, and then down the Seine to Giverney is also worthwhile. I would concentrate on one area or theme and concentrate on that. You are not so far away, you can't come back.

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We stayed there 2 nights last trip, and 3 nights this one. We actually didn't make it into the Abbey this time, but we just enjoy Mont St. Michel! We used it as a base to go elsewhere (including Dinard, which was lovely).

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6. Re: how many days you can spend in Mont St Michel

A visit to the abbey itself probably comsumes a couple of hours. They have an excellent audioguide. I would caution you that you will have a difficult time getting up to the abbey with 2 babies. It is an difficult climb up many ,many staircases. There is no easy way to do it and I doubt is strollers would work.

Bayeaux would be a good city to base your stay in

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