Travel Recap: Mont Saint-Michel
We drove for hours in the summer of 2010, from the region of Pays de la Loire for a week long road trip around Northern France and its neighboring countries up north. As we explored the Celtic region of French Brittany, it'll be a sin to pass up an opportunity to visit Mont Saint-Michel .
A popular medieval abbey and monastery. 4 hours away from Paris. It is nestled on a fortified island bordering Brittany and Normandy. A UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the first monuments to obtain one.
|Causeway car park|
The island is 600 metres away from the main land and can be accessed through the causeway connection. When the sea levels rise during high tide, the surrounding land that you see on the photos are covered. We were lucky to visit the island on a low tide hence, we were able to park the car at the causeway parking.
|The Bay at low tide|
The walled monastery and abbey is best explored on foot. We spent half the day here but if you are keen to see the interior of the abbey, reserve a full day for the long queues and leisurely stroll to ensure you make the most out of every nook and corner of this historical gem.
Pay close attention to the visiting schedules here, the opening hours of the monument depend on the tidal conditions.
Is this a site you might be interested of visiting?
Love & light,