Mont Saint Michel is one of those bucket-list places - a UNESCO heritage site, and what a difference and yet not, from seeing it 15 years ago. The French are restoring the old abbey site to allow the restoration of the estuary that was being destroyed by the road that had been installed for access. Now, a raised walkway and road are being installed to allow the tide to flow freely again. There is free transport from mainland parking (though parking is not free - ha) and is quite efficient. Luckily for us, it is off-season and it is not as crowed as it must surely be in July and August. A remarkable place.