Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mont St Michel Early in the Morning

Friday morning we got up early and drove the 20 minutes in to Mont Saint Michel.  

The shuttle bus starts running around 8:00 or 8:30 in the morning.  We were some of the first people there.  The one thing about getting there this early is the visitor's center was not open.  That was okay with us, we hopped on the bus and headed over.  

These buses are special because they can be driven from either end, isn't that neat?

By getting there so early we were some of the only people out there.  

Of course, the boys brought their swords.

It was almost eerie to be some of the only people out here.

One of the only places open early was the Creperie du Chapeau Rouge.  They had a good breakfast menu and you could also order off of the crepe menu.  Perfect!

After breakfast we headed up the stairs.  One point to make about the Information center being closed is that is where they have the lockers to leave things like strollers.  We had brought ours over with us and then we needed a place to leave it.  I was so thankful when the server at the restaurant offered to keep it there.  

It was a lot of steps, but the kids did great.

I got to do all of the stairs with an extra 20 pounds of Malachi.

We made it to the top only to find out that the abbey was closed because of a strike, how French of them. 

We did get some gorgeous views from where we were.

We had a great day at Mont Saint Michel.  We caught the shuttle back out to the car and then we made the kids' day by taking them to McDonalds.  Every one had a good day.

 This post is linked to Walking on Travels Friday Postcards


  1. I have always loves Mt. St. Michelle. Some day I will see it in person. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you! I hope you do get to see it in person, it is so much fun. The surrounding countryside is beautiful too.

  2. How fun! We actually spent the night there for the same reason...time without all the tourists! It's fabulous at night! Loved your remark about the abbey! lol Hugs...Debbie

  3. I've been dying to get here for ages. Your photos totally make me want to go even more. I'm glad to know that swords are welcome too. My boys would definitely have to bring theres.