Location: Mont Dol, France // Google Maps
I wanted a nice remote place to stay on our France trip, and remote is what I got. Mont Dol turned out to be a real treat, but frankly I had no idea where my hotel was going into the trip. Googlemaps and any of the other online mapping programs don't have Mont Dol's street maps, so you're going into staying there a little blindly. With this said, there's only one main drag going through the town [which is on the side of the mountain]. I had a blast there, and is worth checking out if you're looking for a town near Mont st Michael.
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via official brittany tourism site;
Travelling along the bay from Viviers sur Mer and Cherrueix you will see Mont Dol towering on the inland side as Mont Saint Michel stands out in the distance on the sea side. To reach this spectacular village means going slightly inland. The village is at the foot of the Mont Dol which was historically the site of a battle between the Devil and Saint Michael. It is worth driving up to the summit as the views are spectacular. You will also be rewarded by seeing the Capelle Notre-Dame de lEsperance, la Tour Notre-Dame, pictured right and and an old mill. There is also le rocher des griffes du Diable which means the rock formation which it is said was made by the Devils claw mark during his fight with St Michael. It is possible to climb to the top of La Tour Notre-Dame and enjoy the views of the bay and far off Mont Saint Michel.