I snapped this picture while climbing up to the abbey of Mont St Michel. I believe the door was level and that I was on a steep staircase but I had drunken a quart of hard cider for lunch so anything is possible.
Mont St Michel is one of my favorite places in France although many people (hubby among them) feel it’s become just another typical tourist trap, cheap trinkets, over-priced food and crowded lookouts.
While in France we stayed in the small town of Grand Camp Maisy, a fishing village somewhat off the beaten path.
The Mont is over an hour’s drive from Grand Camp Maisy but it was well worth it!
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Ah, sweet memories. Mt. St. Michel. The best omelette – aux fines herbes – I have had, ever.
Beautiful photography, can’t see signs of a tourist trap. Thanks Jan
Thanks KC Gal!
From my garden I can see St Michaels Mount here in the bay. It also is very commercialised, but also spectacular.
What an inspiring sight that must be!
Such magnificent hinges! They make the Leon foot special. The pictures are stunning. I’d say it was worth the climb.
It was worth it and I’m deathly afraid of heights!
That is some landscape.
The day we were there it was overcast – I’ve seen shots taken at sunset that are unbelievable!
La porte et les paysages sont magnifique. Excellent!
Looks so very lovely, enjoyed the tour, Jan. Your photos are wonderful.
Thank you ! The drive towards the Mont is heart stopping – it arises slowly and mystically as you get closer.
There is a tilt! But I love it:) good find!
Mont St Michel is a favorite of mine, a very unique place with lots of history. We spent a night there several years ago and while there are a fair amount of tourists, it doesn’t take away from how special it is. Staying overnight gave us a totally different perspective.
I can imagine! My husband didn’t expect so many people – it is a bit of a drive from the larger towns in the area. Because it was May there were also busloads full of school kids!
It is a wonder of the world, isn’t it? Do you know It’s companion piece, St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall? Not as grandiose but equally stunning in its way.
Yes, I’ve heard of St. Michael’s Mount – would love to see it someday as well!
It doesn’t look like a tourist trap from the photos. So if it is, its a place I wouldn’t mind getting trapped in for awhile. I love the photo of the city rising up in the background.
It is a stunning thing to see (the mont rising from the mists).
As other commenters have noted, this doesn’t look like a tourist trap at all. But it does look like a great place to drink a quart of cider for lunch and then wander around.
I became quite addicted to hard cider in Normandy! Hard cider and crepes!
What a spectacular trip, Jan. The photo of the Mont rising from the salt flats is breathtaking – especially with the filter of fog. Stunning.
And the door beckons, although in your haze I think you should be applauded for finding it in the first place.
Regardless of whether or not it’s a tourist trap, you’ve made the destination one I’m placing on my bucket list. 🙂
It’s definitely worth the drive! We didn’t spend the night there but I wish we had. Most of the tourists leave before high tide comes in. Then it must absolutely magical!