Wed 30 Mar 2011 - Wed 30 Mar 2011
We're doing a bit of catch up due to not having internet available at some of our locations so here's Mont St. Michel!
A Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel
Sometimes we come away from an experience of seeing a site and think “was that it.” We had built up so much excitement about the particular event that when we actually got there and finished, it is kind o the same feeling you get after opening presents at Christmas. This was nothing like that. This was really a magnificent experience and I highly recommend any and every one to see this place. A massive fortified monastery off the Normandy coast, it is something you don’t get to see that often. Although it had meager beginnings, it is a now a monolith of a piece of architecture. You’ll find yourself winding through stone arches and hallways into some huge sanctuaries and some small ones. Honestly if I was a monk staying in the monastery (it is still an active monastery) I think the thing I would be praying for most often would be to find the bathroom and the cafeteria again. There are so many stair cases, hallways, little rooms, big rooms, alleys, corridors, and nooks that we thought we would get lost if it weren’t for the little signs prompting us and directing throughout the visit. Also there is a little town built up around the monastery that really looks quite unique as no cars are able to drive through the city anymore. The little tourist shops are similar to the ones in Carcassone but with the exception that you can find much more quality stuff mixed in with all the junk. This is a place to start saving for!