My knowledge of Mont-St-Michel is pretty much limited to what I've read on this forum and a poster of it that I've had for years. I'm going to be in France in mid-November this year, and I'd really like to visit. What I've been thinking about doing is renting a car in Chartres and driving to Mont-St-Michel, which would get me there around early evening and in time to see the high tide (according to the November schedule on ot-montsaintmichel.com). I don't know if I'd stay on the Mont or just in the surrounding area, but I'd like to experience walking around there at night and I definitely want to see it lit up at night. Then my plan is to return the following morning to see the daytime sights like the Abbey. Does this sound like a sensible plan? Are there any painfully obvious problems that I'm just not seeing as a first-time visitor?