Mont Saint-Michel, France
May 6-16, 2014 departure only
The Auberge Saint Pierre is right on the island of Mont Saint Michel, accessed by a succession of steep staircases that lead up through the narrow streets of the island. The hotel is a converted 15th-century wood-framed house and a registered historical monument. Guest rooms are quaint, and it's a treat to be staying overnight on the island, a chance to stroll the atmospheric medieval streets when the day visitors are gone.