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Pontorson vs Dinan

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Pontorson vs Dinan

Hello all,

We have 5 traveling (mom 67, myself/hubby, daughter and son who is disabled - uses walker/cane). We will be visiting Mont St Michael and staying in the area 2 nights but know that my son cannot access MSM. Hubby and daughter will visit MSM in am and mom/I will visit in the pm. We are trying to figure out the best logistics for the non touring group who will be with my son. These are the options we've considered so far. Any feedback would be appreciated. We have a hotel in Pontsoron and a rental car.

a. All go to MSM in the am. The non-touring group stays in the lower village area.

b. Drop off the am group and go to Dinan for the morning. Trade places for pm. PM group goes to St Malo.

c. Touring group takes car to MSM and non-touring group stays in Pontorson.

We've also contemplated staying in Dinan, St Malo or MSM for lodging instead of Pontorson.


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1. Re: Pontorson vs Dinan

If you have a car then stay in either Saint-Malo or Dinan, which are far more attractive than Pontorson and will have a much larger choice of stores, restos, services and amenities as well as things to see and do. Drive to MSM in the morning as a group and the non-touring group stays below and can relax in a café while the other group visits the abbey.

Look at the tourist office websites to learn more about Dinan and Saint-Malo:



I wrote a photo report about spending five days exploring that area if you want to look it over for ideas of other things you can see and do: http://tinyurl.com/86s4v8f

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2. Re: Pontorson vs Dinan

Pontorson is nearer MSM but as a prefered town, Dinan.

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3. Re: Pontorson vs Dinan

Either Dinan or St Malo are preferable to Pontorson in my opinion. St Malo is flatter; Dinan's prettiest area is a very steep street with cobblestones (not very helpful for your son) and down by the river, which is at the bottom of that hill.

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