Mont Saint Michel

The Streets of Mont Saint Michel is a beautiful place.

Mont Saint Michel

Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stand the ‘Wonder of the West’, a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site.

This blogger has said “I miss this place already!”  Viewing this photo of Mont Saint Michel, it is easy to see why.

He goes on to write: “I had a magical time exploring this place night after night. It never got boring and there were hundreds of little nooks, crannies, staircases, doors, and other mysteries to discover! I even got in the middle of a cat fight while two medieval cats duked it out… the whole place was dead quiet up until the point. That sound of fighting cats is hard to ignore… and then it all went back to quiet after that.

By the way, if you ever come to this amazing place, I suggest you sleep up inside the walled city. There aren’t a lot of rooms up there, so plan ahead. I think it’s better than staying outside of the city, because you get to roam around inside of it at night…”

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island 247 acres in size, and is a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer off the country’s north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.

THE TOURIST OFFICE IS OPEN ALL DAY ALL YEAR*. WE ARE SITUATED INSIDE THE WALLS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE VILLAGE.
* except  Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. More information: Mont Saint Michel

 

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