A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, Mont-Saint-Michel is definitely one of France’s most stunning sights! Set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances.
How to reach the Island
The tide was out, as you can see but it does get surrounded completely by the ocean when it does come in. That would be pretty amazing to see I reckon! To get across to the island you first need to park up a fair distance away. Lots of people then decide to walk in on foot but you can also get a free bus ride if you prefer. The views of the monastery and island as you approach are certainly a sight to behold though that’s for sure!
Once you finally reach the island then you can simply enjoy the sights, of which there are many, not least of all the monastery itself!
We managed to climb all the way up to the steps that lead up to the entrance. By the time we reached that however, I was simply too tired to go any further. So, sadly we did not see inside it. Next time!
NOTE: there were cops all over this place with guns because of the important dignitaries but we don’t know who they were….oh wait, that was us!
To get to the monastery you first have to climb slowly and steadily up through all of these pretty winding streets. It’s a long way up but you see a lot on the way and it’s well worth the climb! There are all of these absolutely beautiful medieval buildings that you pass which are comprised of shops, eateries and houses. Yes! Some people even live here – how lucky are they?!? It’s so hard not to buy something whilst browsing the amazing shops though.
When we visited here last year it was during the height of summer. It was extremely busy as you can see but perhaps it’s quieter at other times of the year? We will definitely have to return to find out!
This is an absolute must see if you are ever in this part of France! Well worth the visit and you can even stay overnight if you choose to. Magnifique!!! You will find it hard to leave I can tell you that much!
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Have you been fortunate enough to to visit this place? If so, why not tell us about it in the comments below and if not, would you like to go?