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HELP! I can't read French!!! Mont St Michel & Brittany

Horsey 87

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Lol catchy title...but seriously now. :lol:

I am walking to Santiago from Winchester via Normandy and Mont St Michel, meeting up with the Tours route at St Jean d'Angely. However I am having trouble in finding English titles for this route, can anyone help?

I've heard that the Normandy tourism dept does a route pack from Cherbourg to Mont St Michel to coincide with the Hampshire county councils millenium trail, from Winchester to Portsmouth, but have been unable to obtain a copy; does anyone know where to obtain one or an alternative?

I have, thanks to Arn, come across two guides by l'Association bretonne des amis de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle entitled Les Chemins de Saint-Jacques en Bretagne & Le Chemin du Mont-Saint-Michel which from first appearences sound ideal. However they are in French, which I haven't studied since primary school. Can anyone help find an English copy? Or alternatively are they set out in such a way that a command of the French language can be over-looked e.g. good quality easy to follow maps?

Horsey
 

Horsey 87

New Member
Peter Robins said:
would you prefer Breton?

Somehow managed to miss out on Breton too!

Thank-you for the heads up on the guides Peter, I shall see if I can track down a copy and will eagerly await the second part.

Horsey
 

Horsey 87

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To all interested,
The second Lightfoot guide documenting the route between Mont St Michel & St Jean d'Angely has now been published. If it follows the easy to comprehend style of the first I anticipate it to be of great use to any walking this route.

Horsey
 

AnnaG

So many Caminos; so little time.
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Caminho from Porto-Santiago late September/early October 20 2013
I'm very curious about Mont St Michelle. I just discovered it today. I would like to walk to it; however, all I seem to find online about getting to it involves a bus or train. Can it not be walked to?

I'm exploring all types of European pilgrimages to take one or more of nieces on this year or next. I would like to find just the right adventure! My sister's whole family watches a video series online titled, Olive Us. A most recently explored a walking pilgrimage to Mont Saint Michel, and yet nothing online tells me how to WALK to it.

Thanks for any input you might have!
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
AnnaG,

Here is a link to the Mont Saint Michel official tourist office site in ENGLISH. It has basic info and many further links to help you research further appropriate information .

Happy planning,

Margaret Meredith
 

weekjchammings

KEITH JOHN
Camino(s) past & future
GR10 HENDAYE - BANYULS SUR MERE 600+ MILES 2002 WITH MY SON.
ABERGAVENNY - BEAUPREAU TWIN TOWN 2009
ENGLISH SOUTH WEST COASTAL PATH 630 MILES 2010.
LE PUY EN VELAY -SANTIAGO - MUXIA - FINISTERRE 2011 1,000+ MILES
ABERGAVENNY WALES - MONT ST MICHEL - ST JEAN PdP - CAMINO FRANCES FRANCE - FINISTERRE 2013 1,400+ MILES.
SEVILLA - SANTIAGO VIA DE LA PLATA 2014
LISBON - PORTO - SANTIAGO - MUXIA - FINISTERRE CAMINO PORTUGUESE. 2016.
CAMINO DE LEVANTE PLANNED 2017.
I'm very curious about Mont St Michelle. I just discovered it today. I would like to walk to it; however, all I seem to find online about getting to it involves a bus or train. Can it not be walked to?

I'm exploring all types of European pilgrimages to take one or more of nieces on this year or next. I would like to find just the right adventure! My sister's whole family watches a video series online titled, Olive Us. A most recently explored a walking pilgrimage to Mont Saint Michel, and yet nothing online tells me how to WALK to it.

Thanks for any input you might have!
I walked to Mont St Michele last year from Wales and then continued to St Jean Pied de Port, Santiago< Muxia and Finisterre. No problems.
You do not say where you are starting from only that you want to go to MSM.
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
Keith , could you please e/mail me @ davidcarey36@hotmail.com
We are commencing soon in Mont St Michel after visiting the Somme from Australia.
I have a few questions about accommodation and distances,
Thanks David
 

AnnaG

So many Caminos; so little time.
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Caminho from Porto-Santiago late September/early October 20 2013
AnnaG,

Here is a link to the Mont Saint Michel official tourist office site in ENGLISH. It has basic info and many further links to help you research further appropriate information .

Happy planning,

Margaret Meredith
Hi Margaret - thanks! Your links helped. I received a couple of brochures after requesting information!

Anna
 

AnnaG

So many Caminos; so little time.
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Caminho from Porto-Santiago late September/early October 20 2013
I walked to Mont St Michele last year from Wales and then continued to St Jean Pied de Port, Santiago< Muxia and Finisterre. No problems.
You do not say where you are starting from only that you want to go to MSM.
Wow, that sounds like a wondrous adventure!

You're right...I didn't give much detail! I have twin nieces who next year will both be 13. I'd like to take them both on a European pilgrimage or something in European which will be quite memorable, not just the typical, "Let's go see the Eiffel Tower" trip. A pilgrimage would give us memories to last a lifetime. I don't think it could be something really far & long, however. Even my Porto-Santiago Camino seems it might be too long and lose some fun-factor! I'm looking all over the Internet to see what types of pilgrimages there are (of course we could start pilgrimages where we wanted, wouldn't have to do entire routes). I guess the kids all saw a short video about Mont St Michele and were memorized by it. The twins don't yet know Aunt Anna has plans for them next year! We are Skyping this weekend, and I get to surprise them with the news. And I would like them to choose the place and then help plan it. But I have to narrow it down for them, I think. I don't think I can give them too much at once. Although, as I'm writing, I'm thinking...I could start with telling them we're going abroad and to spend a little time thinking about what they would like to do and see. Then Skype again sooner rather than later to see what they have come up with? Anyway...I just know my one and only short Camino was life-changing, and I immediately realized when it was over 1) I would want to do something like this again and again! and 2) I wanted to share something like this with my nieces.

The typical children's vacations mentioned online are more "Disney" or "Legoland" than "pilgrimage". But those are not the vacations I would take (Disney), and they are not the vacations that create the kinds of memories I seek.

Any thoughts you are have are welcome. And any reports on your pilgrimage are welcomed as well!

Salud!

Anna in the US
(I'm in Seattle; the girls are in Chicago.)
 

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