To go for a change of scenery, you don’t always have to go far – already when you drive a couple of hours, you will encounter country sides that you’ve never visited before. That’s what my family and I did in order to escape the city – turning the tables for once!

Mont Saint-Michel

This tidal island, crowned by an impressive abbey, is the 3rd most important tourist attraction in France next to the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles. Yet only around 30 people live there.