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Very much enjoying Le Mont St-Michel although I must say the new and very splendid parking arrangements are distinctly NOT user friendly.

There are loads of spaces for motorhomes and that is brilliant but it is the shuttle bus arrangements which are so poor. Far from being park and ride this is more park, flog yourself to death walking to the unnamed and unclear bus stop, ride, flog yourself to death walking to the wonderful building itself!! In the old days you could park on the beach and stroll in; now due to environmental and coastal erosion considerations it is all very military and the last person to be considered is the paying guest.

Amusingly, the vast parking area has far more prominent lighting at night than does the place itself!!

Nonetheless, still worth a visit! And France’s third largest visitor attraction by visitor numbers!!

We happened on an aire in Ardevon with new loo facilities and an excellent motorhome service point and EHU (low ampage). La Bidonniere, 5 route de la Rive, 50170 Ardevon. You can also stay overnight in the main carpark at Le Mont St-Michel. Daytime motorhome parking was €12.50 and 24 hour parking was €25.00 with bus transfers and Le Mont entrance all thrown in within the price.

Christopher Macgowan
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