Mont. St. Micheal

Mont. St. Micheal
Mont. St. Micheal on a foggy cold day
Mont. St. Micheal is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. As of 2006, the population of the island is 41. The island has been a strategic point holding fortifications since ancient times, and since the 8th century AD it became the seat of the Saint-Michel monastery, from which it draws the name. (Wikipedia)

It was a few hours drive to Mont. St. Micheal from Paris, about 3 hours or so. Though it was summertime, Mont. St. Micheal was cold and foggy on the day we visited. Before we left for Mont. St. Micheal, I wasn't prepared for the change in weather and did not have windbreaker wth me at all, fortunately my cousin loaned me one of her spares.

Upon entering Mont. St. Micheal, we were besieged with medieval architecture and shops selling things from food to souvenirs. Perhaps because it was summer time, the place was pretty crowded, but it was an interesting experience. We had some crepe and it was nice.

Mont. St. Micheal
Ice-cream on a cold day anyone? It looked good though.
Mont. St. Micheal
Medieval architecture inside
Mont. St. Micheal
Looking out to the courtyard.
Mont. St. Micheal
Mont. St. Micheal
Stairs inside
Mont. St. Micheal
View from above looking out.
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