We overnighted in a place called Beauvoir – 6km from Mont Saint Michel. For the first time in our travels, we went out to a lovely restaurant for Bruce’s birthday. Some meat for bruce and oysters and mussels for me.

We had a very pleasant evening and then an early night as we were hoping to see the Mont Saint Michel in the morning light.

We checked out at daybreak and set off to Saint Mont Michel to enjoy the sunrise and lack of people. There is a great path all the way and we chatted that it would be lovely to have a bike to tour around – there are lots of bike paths all over the places we have visited in France.

Although it was 8 degrees the drizzle from the night before had cleared up and the sun was trying to shine. We arrived at Mont Saint Michel before the abbey opened so had time for a very expensive but needed coffee.

Although we have seen lots of photos of the Mont it is different to see it in real life…lovely wandering around and to have avoided the crowds. I’m sure we took a hundred photos between us…always trying to capture the light as the sun rose.

Set off home a few hours later as the bus loads started to arrive.

Feeling pretty pleased with ourselves and ready to move on to the next place – Cancale a fishing village known for its oysters!