Le Mont Saint Michel
This must-see spot in Normandy is a little city on an island just off the coast that gets cut-off by the tide on a daily basis. At the peak of the town (is nice walk up!) is the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel where you can see a view for miles, once you step in and begin exploring the church there is so much to see and depending on the time of the day there is gorgeous light for extraordinary photos. There are restaurants and hotels, stores and homes on this tiny little spot. If it is a nice day, sit at one of the terraces and enjoy the local speciality, an omelette, although it will cost you a pretty penny! Go as early as you can in the morning, as this spot is very popular and gets quite crowded!
By Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
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Le Mont Saint Michel
When in Normandy do not miss the marvel that is Mont Saint Michel. One of France's most recognisable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This place has it all, great architecture, fantastic food and shopping.
The Cloister at Mont Saint Michel
When in Normandy do not miss the marvel that is Mont Saint Michel. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This place has it all, great architecture, fantastic food and shopping.
Mont St. Michel had been on my "bucket list" since I learned of it while getting my degree in Art. Let me begin by saying that "pictures in an art book, magazine, travel site.....do not compare to the majesty of this magical place. Few places have brought me to "tears", but as we neared in our drive & I saw it's imposing majesty in the distance....a dream of mine had been fianlly fulfilled. And yes, I did climb the 400 steps to the top. But, something they don't tell you is that it's a long uphill incline walk just to get to the area where you traverse that climb. Don't let that stop you because every inch of this is a wonder.....
By Cruise King
Yes there are hotels. But most travel agents do not want to put you there. We stayed there and it was lovely. In the evening all the day trippers go away and you have the place pretty much to yourself.
50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France