Day trip from Mont Saint-Michel

Feb 28th, 2018, 04:40 AM
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Day trip from Mont Saint-Michel

My wife and I will be driving to and staying in in Mont Saint-Michel for 2 days and would like some suggestions on a day trip we could take from there.
Maybe a good place to have lunch.
Maybe a non-touristy town with small shops. We also like to tour old churches.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 05:33 AM
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Dinan and Fougères are close to MSM. Fougères castle is extraordinary. Dinan is worth more than a day, so should keep you busy for a short visit.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 05:55 AM
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Thank you very much for the suggestions. We love Castles and Dinan looks like just what we are looking for.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 05:57 AM
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Saint Malo is right next door. -- 38 kilometers.

Er... all of the towns are touristy. If they are not, you won't find a place to have lunch and there will be no shops.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 06:02 AM
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Those are not non-toursity towns however. Coutances is and has a sweet cathedral. And it has plenty of restaurants and shops being a regional town. But the others are seaside towns and thus much more romantic.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 11:51 AM
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We visited MSM from Rennes, so I would think the reverse would be a great day trip. We liked Rennes lots. If you can be there for the market (which I think is Saturday) it's an extraordinary market.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 11:53 AM
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If you do visit Fougères, which is indeed extraordinary, you might try to fit in an hour or two to visit Vitré also. We love Dinan and Rennes as well.
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Feb 28th, 2018, 09:33 PM
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If you like oysters, at Cancale you can eat them fresh shucked at the water. There are many good seafood restaurants. Cancale didn't used to be touristy. Maybe things have changed now.
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Mar 1st, 2018, 05:49 AM
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I do appreciate all the suggestions. We will be in the area March 14. After Mont Saint-Michel we are driving to Tennessus Castle near Amaillou.
Some of the suggested towns are on the way, so we might stop at those then.
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Mar 3rd, 2018, 03:11 AM
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