Day 8 and 9 July 1st-2nd The Mont Saint Michel
Exploring the Mont Saint Michel
Erik and Jess leave Nantes in the morning. They are on their way to spend the day discovering the Mont Saint Michel.
Erik and Jess walk around the little streets, discover their cute room with a view at the Auberge Saint Pierre, and take a break for lunch at the famous La Mere Poulard restaurant.
The wonderful Gothic style abbey of the Mont Saint Michel was built from the 11th until the 16th century, and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The main focus of the Mont Saint Michel is its the abbey. From the top, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the entire landscape and the bay.
This little fortress is surrounded by the sea at high tide and fully becomes an island. It is linked to the mainland during low tides, and is now accessible at all times via a new pedestrian bridge that was opened in 2014.
Erik & Jess head back to their authentic Auberge Saint Pierre hotel room, to get some well deserved rest in the heart of this magical town.
The Grand Depart!
Today is the departure of the Tour de France !
Erik and Jess wake up in their Auberge Saint Pierre room and start getting ready for their last (and not least!) day in France.
Today, the Mont Saint Michel is transformed. The usually quiet town hosts the departure of one of the biggest sports event of France, the Tour de France. During 2 weeks, the athletes will go all around France, competing for the trophy, given on Bastille Day, July 14th, on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Time to go see the departure. People from all over the world come to see this vibrant moment every year.
Back to Paris, Erik and Jess will rest at the conveniently located Park Hyatt at Charles de Gaules airport.
They enjoy the comfort of their room, and get some sleep before their early Air France flight the next morning, that will allow them to be in time in NY for the 4th of July.