Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A SIGHT TO SEE IN ONES LIFETIME!


Mont Saint Michel is on the shores of Normandie, flanked by Bretany in France. This absolute marvel is over 1000 yrs old. When I first saw it in the distance I was awe struck.


Funny enough, I previously had no idea what Mont Saint Michel was. As we had to go to Bretany to drop off Chris' children where they live, Chris told me he wanted to show this place to me. It was an hour out of our way..but it was worth it. I honestly thought, a mont? We just spent a week in the Pyreneese, I didn't need to see another mountain lol...how ignorant was I!


At high tide, this is surrounded by water. It has only been in the last century that a road was build up to it. For miles and miles u see sands when the tide is low. Many have died, walking the sands, as some are quick sand, and swallow u up if u are not with an experienced guide.


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The abbey, stands at the top with the village spiralling down around it..it is a self contained village. People still live there. Among many boutiques, and a cpl hotels, and resturants its such a special place to explore.


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All these pics, can be viewed larger. By clicking any of the pics on my blog twice, u are automatically brought to my flickr page to see many more photos. I have just chosen a few to display on my poste.


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We spent all afternoon exploring this spectacular place. We then had a meal a the famous Mere Poulards resturant. It is famous for its fluffy light omelettes. You can even watch the chefs beat the eggs in the front of the huge fire place..they are beaten over 40 times they say.....As the sun was going down, we left this seemingly fairytale like place. Feeling blessed to have seen it with my own eyes. Thanks to my husband, the perfect tour guide lol!


It is 4 hours from Paris. We got home (Versailles, where his parents live, just after midnight).

6 comments:

kenju said...

I have always wanted to see it in person. Seeing it on TV is not enough!

Your trip was wonderful, Moon, and I am living though you! I hope you found that bakery in Versailles that I mentioned: on the main road almost beside the train station. They had eclairs to die for!!

Granny Annie said...

This is such a great photographic tour. You and Chris both look great and the scenery is awesome.

PI said...

Thank you for that. It brought back memories of when my son and I(he was learning to drive) drove round Normandy and stopped there for delicious crepes.
If you google St Micheal's Mount Cornwall you'll see our version. Not quite so impressive but pretty good. I'm going to look at your other photos now.

Melody said...

Oh thank you for taking us there with you!! What a fabulous place you explored - I feel the need to visit. Next time prehaps, next time!!

cindy wilson said...

I viewed all your photo's and thought they were wonderful thanks for showing us France through your eyes. Was a good journey for me. Glad you returned safely and happy you had a good vacation. Don't time seem to fly by, it seems like you were just packing now you are already back.....

Hugs and kisses
Cindy

Bob-kat said...

This is somewhere i very much wnat to see and I feel I have had a taste of it right now with your wonderful photos. What a great trip you have had! Thanks for sharing!