|Subject: Re: First Trip to Europe Planning!|
Days 5 to 12 of your trip are a lot like part of our trip to France and Italy last May/June.
We arrived in Paris and had a week there including a day at Eurodisney
(Take the train, it is easy and quick and drops you at the door.)
We also went to Monet's garden by train from Paris. The train was pretty
quick, but you then need to get to the gardens by bus or taxi. We got a
bus there, but there was not a suitable bus back and we had a deal of
trouble getting a taxi. If you can drive, I would suggest doing that.
(We actually drove right past it on our way to Mont St Michel)
After Paris, we picked up a car at CDG airport and drove to Mont St
Michel. This did not involve driving in Paris at all.
We had 2 nights at MSM staying at a hotel
a few miles away from the island.
The hotel had a nice restuarant and our room had a view of
MSM in the distance. Mont St Michel was one of the highlights of our
trip. Try to see it at different times of the day so that you can see
the tides. Also, try to get a guided tour of the church at the top as
they explain a lot about the history of the place.
Peter Quiggin Canberra, Australia's Capital City