Mont St Michel and our first night in Bayeux

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view walking towards the island

This morning we went for a quick jog to wake us up and to help offset the large quantity of sweets we tend to eat during the run of a day.

After a really big breakfast (included in the price), we got a ride from the hotel guy to Mont St Michel. I wanted to go there mostlyy because everyone who had gone had said how awesome it was. Well, I have to say, the view walking towards it is magnificent! Soooo pretty and unlike anywhere else I've been. Once you're on the island, however, it's super packed with tourists. It wasn't bad around 10am but by lunch time it was a zoo. We had to wait for our bus at 1:30 so we walked around the ramparts and sat on some rocks outside the walls and took in the views of the water (including a seal). At breakfast we had met an American doing an internship in Paris and was travelling alone. She had gone the day before so she acted as our tour guide and showed us around the island which was nice. In return, I acted as her translator so she could change train tickets and get back to Paris.

We then took the train to Bayeux, which was about 2 hours. We found our hotel and went exploring for some food and then later for some desserts. It seems our days are focused a lot around eating, so that's fantastic!

After supper we walked around what seemed like the entire town in search of a laundrymat and a bank machine. Who thought that would be so difficult but we found them both. Early night tonight for a long day of D Day Beach touring tomorrow!

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view walking towards the island
view walking towards the island
Downtown Bayeux
Downtown Bayeux
View of the abbey from the ramparts
View of the abbey from the ramparts
View of the abbey from the ramparts
View of the abbey from the ramparts
Downtown Mont st Michel
Downtown Mont st Michel
The mud flats surrounding the isla…
The mud flats surrounding the isl…
Playing cards, waiting for our lau…
Playing cards, waiting for our la…
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photo by: madeleine