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Jul112013

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Mont Saint Michel Day Trip

Paris, France

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Mont Saint Michel is certainly worth the trip. However, I would not recommend doing it as a one day trip from Paris. As indicated, there is significant bus travel involved, although the vehicle was comfortable and the time passed quickly. Due to a late start in the morning, we only had two hours at the site itself. I'm not certain if the four hours indicated was to have included the lunch. There were wireless headsets provided so that we could still have a 'guided' tour, should the group become somewhat separated. Great in theory, but the headsets often cut out and had limited range. The guide was heard to say 'That in France you must be pushy, or you won't get anywhere'. Well, when common courtesy dictated holding back as to not be in someone's photos etc. the 'guided' tour became a moot point and permanent separation from the group was the reality. In all fairness, the day of our trip was the day after the Tour de France had been through the area, so the site was extremely crowded.

My advice? Certainly take the time to see Mont Saint Michel. However, travel by train to Rennes or Caen and arrange transport, or an organized tour to the site from there.

Jun222013

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Extremely interesting tour. Our guide, Georgette, was extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of the area. The Jeita Grotto was spectacular and a highlight of the trip!

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