How we loved to see Le Mont-Saint-Michel! We had been dreaming for years about it and finally our dream came true.
The island was from a distance already very impressive. It’s magical, like a fairy tale.
From the parking lot you can take the bus to the island, but you can also go by a carriage. You can walk the bridge, but the true adventurer of course walks the flats. We took the bus.
Many many tourists visit the island, which is perfectly understandable.
On your way to the top you pass houses, hotels, shops, restaurants, churches and museums. Yes, there are people living there too.
The climb is hard. The steps were endless, but it was all worth it in the end.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great, but everything was so special and beautiful, that it didn’t really matter.
In the abbey we were caught up in a stream of people. We saw the abbey gardens, the convent, and so much more. It was all very impressive.
Somewhere in the middle we saw a tredmill. Attached to it is a very strong chain. The monks used it to haul stuff up on the chain, so they didn’t have to walk the steps. Of course they did have to walk the treadmill, but there you go.
From Le Mont-Saint-Michel the views are fantastic. The flats are in plain sight.
On top of the highest tower is a statue of Saint-Michel, but inside you encounter him too.
We took a whole lot of pictures, which you can see on our special page for Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Hopefully you get inspired by it and see why we are so enarmoured by this stunning island.
Would you like to go there too? Look on this site for more information.