Mont Saint-Michel: everything a tourist needs to know

There are three rocky islands just off the north-western coast of France: Mont Saint-Michel, Mont-Dol and Tomblaine. Only Mont Saint-Michel is inhabited. The Saint Michael monastery was built on the island in the year 709, and the dam connecting it to the continent was only built at the end of the 19th century. For much of the city-island's history, it was separated from the mainland with every high tide. 

An independent car trip around Normandy

Normandy is one of the most beautiful areas in France. It's a great tourist destination, with so much to see and do. It has amazing nature, medieval cities, picturesque villages, casinos, luxury destinations, cider, and Calvados. There's so much to see here! This region has a problem, however. If you want to see everything that Normandy has to offer, public transport won't work. You'll waste a lot of money and only see 2 or 3 cities in the region.