Chad and I really loved our trip to Mont Saint-Michel. If you’re not familiar with this historic site, it’s history dates back to the 8th century and this island houses one of the most famous monasteries in the world.
To get to Mont Saint-Michel, you have to park in a remote lot and either walk (at least a mile) or take a shuttle. Chad and I ended up staying in a hotel on this island, which allowed for us to take the shuttle. I would recommend staying overnight on the island for anyone visiting. It gives you the chance to really explore Mont Saint-Michel, both by day and at night. We had a lot of fun running around the island while it was dark and practically a ghost town.
One thing to be aware when spending the night .. the sea gulls will start cawing around 3 or 4 in the morning. We had left our hotel windows open to let in a cool breeze, but I ended up shutting them not just because of the noise but because I also feared some sort of scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds would be reenacted.
I also brought home some delicious cookies from Mont Saint-Michel that our guidebook insisted we get - galettes. They’re a biscuit-y type of cookie that aren’t too sweet and incredibly delicious .. the perfect treat to have with some tea.