Normandy. Think of an English landscape and the Dutch climate. So a perfect combination. The result is that there is little tourism. Great too. And the distance is great for us, classic enthusiasts, in two calm travel days.
Tourist highlights are Mont St. Michel and the local drink, calvados. That beautiful product can often be obtained from the distiller. In its pure form, it is 65%. Take that into account. 40% Is safer.
Mont St. Michel is legendary. And between 11.00-17.00 hours flooded with busloads of tourists from the farthest countries. After 1900 hours the parking is free and the abbey island almost extinct. The local restaurants are great.
At 9 km from St. Mich we found a great place to spend the night; Le Relais de la Hardiese, 54 Route du mOnt St. Michel, 50220 Courtils. That's the farmhouse of Sophie and Jean Francois, converted into a B&B Macardé. There are kitchen facilities that you can use and a bottle of chilled local cider costs 3 euros. Watch out after the fourth bottle!
Your classic car can be parked there dry and out of sight.
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