When we started planning the trip, I was looking for ways to get out of Paris and see more of the country. I mean, what if it ends up being my only trip to France? We ended up deciding on renting an apartment and doing a day trip instead.
Mont St Michel is a little far to truly be a day trip but there are a bunch of people who do it and I knew as soon as I saw that I could, it's where I wanted to go.
It was a long day. We left the apartment around 6:15 am and I got turned around on the street we were supposed to be on so we ended up at the metro station trying to make the connections and be at the tour company meeting spot by 7:00. We made it with only a few minutes to spare, and only because the company was a little late. I am truly terrible at directions.
Anyway, there were 8 of us plus the driver/guide and we traveled in a mini-van. It's about a 4 hour journey. We had about 4 hours to tour the abbey and the village and then we met the driver and rest of the group about 4:00 pm and started the trip back to Paris. A long day, although it was nice to rest our feet during the drive. I wish I had thought to get some pictures of the fields of flowers we passed. Big fields of yellow flowers all along the way. It was a great sight.
I am absolutely happy that I got to go but there were a few things I couldn't control that made the day less than great.