Experience the Magic of Mont Saint-Michel

If you're floating through France anytime soon and be honest, you know you want to, consider a visit to the enchanting island fortress of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. You'll join a list of visitors ranging from Monet to Marilyn Monroe. And our adventurous detour to Mont Saint-Michel is the perfect example of what can happen when you make plans in pencil instead of Sharpie.

Here's Josh looking straight outta Assassin's Creed

So, how did we find ourselves in an ancient castle situated in the middle of a bay? After spending a few days in Paris and Saint Laurent sur Mer, Josh and I had planned to pack up and take a bus to Germany. We wanted to see castles. Our bed and breakfast host near Omaha Beach, Emmanuel said "it must be a joke" when we shared our plans to travel from his doorstep to Bavaria. And he was right.

It would have been a grueling 17 hours on buses, trains, taxis and mountain goats (my preferred transportation method btw). Okay, so there wouldn't have been mountain goats, but Emmanuel was right. We were crazy and this plan was not good. So, Josh and I decided to visit a place I had only seen a single photo of in my guidebook: Mont Saint-Michel

Getting There

We traveled to Mont Saint-Michel from Saint Laurent Sur Mer by FlixBus, but you're more likely to be coming from Paris. There are pretty much tourist buses that come here from every corner in France. Tickets are just a few dollars per person and you can enjoy some rare quiet time napping and reading before you get there. Who rests on their European vacations? Anyone? Take advantage of being strapped to a bus seat to read, listen to music, nap, pray, meditate, whatever you need to do to recharge. You'll know when you're getting close to the island - it’s impossibl