Day four, we are now in Normandy. The first thing we did was get on a subway in paris to get to the train station. We had all of our heavy bags so we didn’t like the fact that we had to keep carrying everything around. We got to the train station and had coffee and croissants. The train from Paris to Rennes was 2 and half hours. The train had a cafe bar area and the seats were way better than an airplane. We got off the train and we had to walk to the rental car area. The car we got was pretty small but we figured it out. We got in the car and drove about 30 minutes to a cute little part of a city that i don’t know the name of. This part of the city is an ancient area by the Atlantic ocean and it is surrounded by a wall. back when it was built, it would’ve been called a city-state. We had lunch at an okay crêperie. I had a Comte (cheese) galette. It was okay. We had a few bites of our brothers chocolate crepe, but we didn’t get one for ourselves because we wanted sorbet. Abby and I found a small little ice-cream cart. We both got mango sorbet. The ice-cream was really good. After we got our ice-cream and food, we headed back to the car. After that, we drove to an area with the population of only 44 people. It is a village with this huge castle thing in the middle. It’s called Le Mont Saint Michel. Apparently, it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. It’s very important! We couldn’t walk on the sand to get there because it was like quick sand, so we took a shuttle across the bridge. The little village was so cute. It had tons of stores and restaurants. We went to see the inside of the abbey at the top and everywhere we went was either a chapel or a dungeon thing. When we checked the number of stairs climbed that day, it said 38 flights on mom’s iPhone! That was pretty cool. After a long walk around the building, we went to grab food but the kitchen was closed where we went so we just got drinks.
After our drinks we had to head to our car to get to the place we were staying. When we got a few miles in, we had just found out our car had a flat tire. It was so low that we could stick our fingers in it. It took us a while, and we had to get out of our way to find the gas station. Luckily at the gas station there was an air pump. Once the tire was filled we drove to our Chateaux. A Chateaux is not a hotel but looks more like a castle on the outside. On the inside was old looking but pretty. We took our stuff up to our room. We got dressed and refreshed and went to have dinner downstairs next to the lobby. The appetizer was like a sushi shaped like a slice of cake. We didn’t get to choose our dishes, they gave us whatever they cooked. I didn’t like the appetizer, but my sister and brother did. It was a layered seafood salad. The entree was chicken, mashed carrots and a vegetable crumble. I loved the entree. The dessert was this raspberry sauce over cake that felt like ricotta on top of a sponge cake. It was filled with raspberry jam. I didn’t like it that much but I still ate half of it. After we ate, Abby and I went out to the hammocks and played outside. After that we went up to our room and got ready for bed and that was all the fun we had today.