Aire pas Chere, and thought it was time for an update. We visited a couple of old favourites that I've mentioned previously on our trip last week and again I'd like to extoll the virtues of the overnight 'Aire de Camping Car' at Le Mont St Michel. Really the muddy quagmire depicted in the otherwise excellent 'All the Aires' guide does not do justice to this wonderful spot. It now costs 10 Euros per night to stay here but this is still cheap at the price for one of the best views in the whole of France.
Cosmopolis, a telecommunications museum. In spite of only having a French language website most of the signs in this highly interactive museum are in English so it makes a great day out for Anglophones as well as the native French. The museum is the site of a Radome, a large inflatable ball housing the gubbins that received the first signals in France from across the Atlantic using the Telstar satellite. Now it has outspent its original useful life, it has been transformed into the venue for one of those bizarre yet enjoyable 'Son et Lumiere' shows at which the French excel. I'm not sure whether I was supposed to take photos but ho hum! Here's my attempt at an arty take on the show!