A trip to Northern France (Part 2)

When we last left off, our brave travelers had just arrived in St. Malo. Let’s see what they do next:

The next day in St. Malo we went to a couple of the little islands during low tide. There was a fort that we were able to walk through on one of the islands. We also took our shoes off and waded out into the water, so we can officially say we’ve been in the English Channel! The water was much warmer than I expected. The beaches near Aix always have cold water, so I wasn’t expecting it to feel so nice.

Later we had a couple drinks at this strange bar. It was decorated with dolls and other weird items. The bar had swings for seats which was really cool. St. Malo was a really interesting town and fun to explore for a few days.

We woke up early the next day to drive to Mont Saint-Michel. It was such a cool and surreal place. Just a big massive city/monastery popping up out of the water. We climbed up so many stairs on a tiny path all the way up to the monastery and were able to walk around and see the architecture. It was beautiful.

After our tour, we walked through the different winding alleys and eventually made our way outside of the city and walked around the walls. The tide hadn’t come in yet, so it was just dry land. It was really amazing to see the outside of the city from the ground and get to walk out so far into what would soon be water. Eventually, we sat on a barrier and literally watched the tide come in. It was FAST! You could actually see the level of the water rising. It was incredible. I think watching the tide was my favorite part of the day, if not our whole trip.

After Mont Saint-Michel we hoped into the car and drove toward Bayeux. I can’t wait to talk about that next! See you then.