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My grandson’s life was saved by an ANGEL in PARIS 7 years ago.

Hello all,
My daughter, son in law and their three kids (including our #FiercePierce the cancer survivor) are arriving in PARIS on July 24th. We hope to meet with the Angel who donated her bone marrow in 2017 to a little 2 year old half way around the world.
I am an intrepid traveler and am coming over from LAX on July 18th to spend time in La Belle France before they arrive.
I’ve always wanted to experience Mont St. Michel. My thought was to spend the night there, tour in the morning then head to Normandy.
Any suggestions/recommendations for tours/hotels?
A very Grateful Grandma appreciates you very much.

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What a touching story. I hope you can meet up. I don’t have any recommendations, sorry.

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Yes what touching story, thank god for good humans. My daughter in-law gave a kidney to my niece in 2017. A very difficult thing to do but nothing as hard as a bone marrow transplant! Please post back and let us know how Mont St Michel goes for you. A happy Great Grandma, Best Regards J

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Wonderful story. Bayeux might be a good base for you. Multiple day trip tours from there to Normandy beaches and Mont St Michel. (Oops I see you want to spend a night there....).

I have done your plan years ago with Hubby and car, repeating this fall solo, train. I’m using Overlord for WWII tours from Bayeux. First time, so no personal recs, but highly recommended on many sites by many travelers. We’ll see!

I hope the Olympics won’t interfere fir your dates.....

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What a wonderful chance to travel with your family.

As for Mont St Michel, maybe the day tour from Bayeux would let you go on one day and return on the next day. You might have to pay for two days of tours, but if you could also leave most of your luggage at hotel storage in Bayeux and only take an overnight bag, I think this could be worth the convenience.

Getting to MSM from Paris, what we did was take the train to Rennes and then a Keolis bus. We arrived around 3 in the afternoon, dropped off our luggage, and toured the abbey after most of the day visitors had left. Wandering around in the evening and watching the sunset were magical. The next morning, we walked out on the sand a bit - I wish we had signed up for a guided tour, though. To get to Bayeux, we had a driver from mydaytrip, which was a splurge even for a family of four.

There was an option of bus to the Pontorson train station and then a train to Bayeux. There was also an option of train from Paris to Pontorson and then bus.

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Hotel Churchill in Bayeux runs day trips to Mont St. Michel-not just for hotel guests.