One sentence: Mont St-Michel gives an essence of medieval and gothic times as we made our modern-day pilgrimage.
– Woke up to a gorgeous morning in our St. Malo loft apartment. We had done some grocery shopping the day before for our breakfasts, so I made us some Crêpes with Camembert cheese (cow’s milk cheese), fromage de chèvre (goat cheese) and champignons (mushrooms). I had watched Gael, Cristina’s husband, in Rennes a few days ago to learn how the French make such incredible Crêpes. They turned out quite well.
– Took a stroll down the small streets to our bus stop outside the ramparts for Mont Saint Michel visit. At the stop we watched a young students from the town jog along the seaside, where the tide was out. There is only one bus from St. Malo each day for 22€.
– (View post from the summer of 2012 when I was last in Mt-St-Michel without my parents.)
– A little over an hour later, we made it to Mont-St-Michel. Not too many people where there at the early hour. We took the shuttle to the Mont and started our climb up to the abbey.
– My photos try to give you a sense of the majesty and texture of Mont St-Michel.
– The history of the Mont dates back to 708, becoming a major focus of pilgrimage. By the 14th century, the village extended as far as the foot of the rock. After retaining a stronghold during the Hundred Years War and the Revolution, Mont-St-Michel has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1979.
– We toured the various rooms of the abbey and tried to photograph and enjoy every postcard worthy view from the Mont.
– A quick bit to eat before heading back on the bus to St. Malo.
– After some searching, we found a super-marché (super market) to buy food and my mother and I went back to the bar for Internet connection and vin chaud.