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How to get to Le Mont Saint Michele, France: Fly to the Dinard Brittany Airport, there is one, one hour, flight a day from London where I was flying from. You will need to pre book a taxi/car to pick you up from the airport, taxis do not wait there and there is no Uber, or you can rent a car. Stay your first night in St. Malo, since you won't have time to get to Mont St Michel the same day. I recommend staying in the city center, a very cool, old, walled city, beautiful views, and great food. Enjoy a curry crepe, yum, and pop in and out of the tourist shops all while it is raining in June. Enjoy the most amazing fancy, french dinner of fresh crab and rich pasta, with the friendliest french staff, and dream about this dinner for years to come after. The next day you have several options to get to Le Mont St Michel; a once a day tour bus that leaves in the morning and returns the same day. This tour is not available if you are staying the night there. If you would like to stay the night there, which I highly recommend, renting and driving a rental car, this way you can stop at sights each way, or you can take a taxi, or take a bus to the train station, then a train to another city, then bus the rest of the way, we were told this is very complicated. We took a taxi but I wish we had rented a car and stopped by more sea side towns on the way. When you get to Le Mont St Michel, at the parking lot, It may be pouring rain so you can take cover at the visitor center. Then, you will take a shuttle the rest of the way, almost, then walk up in awe of the beautiful sight that is Le Mont Saint Michele. If you are staying the night, pack light, you will be carrying your luggage around the crowded cobblestone allies and up many stairs. There are three tours of the Abbey each day in English, which we felt very well informed us about the history and the religious significance of Le Mont Saint Michele. If you stay the night you can watch the high tide come in, which was 6am and 6pm when we were there. Watch the pink sunset over high tide and think how lucky you are to be at this place that you have dreamed of visiting for years. A few times a year the tide gets so high that for a short time, the island is surrounded by water and no one can come or go. There are also tours of the low tide, we just walked low tide by ourselves, and remember to wear shoes that you can get very sandy/muddy! There are a lot of delicious restaurants for lunch and only two open for dinner. Enjoy this amazing, historical, beautiful experience, It really is magical!
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