6 corners of the Hexagon: Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel © LKL

Mont Saint Michel – what can I say? I visited it the first time when I was 15, and the second time this summer. When you’re driving there, the silhouette on the horizon is instantly recognizable. When you get there, it’s breathtaking. There’s just nothing like it, and no photo can take the place of a real-life visit – though I think my pics do a pretty good job of trying. 🙂

Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel © LKL

We arrived around 4pm and the narrow, winding streets were absolutely thronged with people of all ages and nationalities. We checked into our hotel and then went back outside the walls to drink a glass of Vouvray bubbly while admiring the views. Later that evening, after all the day-trippers had gone home, we walked around again – and what a difference! I would have never thought to spend the night; I guess I’d assumed it would cost a fortune and there’d be no point, but a friend of mine convinced me it was worth it. In fact, our (very basic) hotel wasn’t too expensive (75 euros), and walking around the nearly empty, nearly silent streets was an amazing experience. On the downside, it was Sunday, the one day of the week when the abbey isn’t open for a night visit. Oh well, gives us an excuse to go back.

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4 thoughts on “6 corners of the Hexagon: Mont Saint-Michel

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for this fabulous blog! I’m teaching foreign culture (france this year) to grades K – 6. Your posts have been so helpful at understanding a little bit about the french culture. I hope to visit next summer. I’ve never been, but your pictures are making me anxious to visit. They are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for taking time out of your day to share your vacation with us:)

  2. Dan says:

    Wow, 75 Euros for a hotel? I thought it would be much more expensive in the summer.

    I hope you come back to Tour Mont Saint Michelfor the third time! Exploring Le Mont Saint Michel at night is a must-do as everything is lit up, and the ambiance is totally mysterious and enchanting.

    Thanks for a short, sweet read, and I will look forward to reading another write up about your third visit to Le Mont.

    A bientot,


  3. Kaitch says:

    Fabulous blog. The night visit to the Abbey is sensational – very few tourists and beautiful dynamic lighting, displays and wonderful musicians dotted throughout. A must on your next visit.

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