Travel Blogs from Mont Saint Michel, France

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Mysterious Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mysterious Michel

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ’.  Jennie and Kevin have been kind enough to offer to take us to their secret camping spot near le Mont-Saint-Michel .  A beautiful vista overlooking the open tide towards this beautiful island while the sun sets behind it.  We were ...

Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint Michel, France travel blog

Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by cullism

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... of impressive columns. The ossuary also dates from the eleventh century and was once the monks' cemetery. After the Revolution Mont Saint Michel was turned into a prison. In the nineteenth century a large wheel was installed in the ossuary so that ...

Stunning Mont-Saint-Michel., Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Stunning Mont-Saint-Michel.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... we had again joined the busy roads of the French on holidays. Large 6 berth Motorhomes were EVERYWHERE.   The 8th century Mont-Saint-Michel is a monastery has a commanding position on a rock just off the coast. A causway goes out to it, and this ...

Very Cool!, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Very Cool!

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

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... the waters of the English Channel. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/mont-st-michel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Mont-Saint-Michel The numbers of people arriving to spend the day at the rock were unbelievable – except for the fact that ...

Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Normandy

A travel blog entry by kelleyr

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... start of our beach holiday. First stop was St Jean Le Thomas, a quiet seaside resort on the opposite side of the bay to Mont St Michel. We parked outside the Aire where two jockeys were trotting on horses. Anna and Ben went for a swim while the rest of ...

Trains, Buses, Rain.. Ruins.. but not my day..., Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Trains, Buses, Rain.. Ruins.. but not my day...

A travel blog entry by mauza

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... marks.even today the tourists / commutor buses have to work with the tides.. the incoming has caught many a person unawares Mont-Saint-Michel was first  used in the 6th and 7th centuries as a stronghold and additions added  over the centuries ...

What a day, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

What a day

A travel blog entry by blain_holidays

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Traci and Nathan fulfilled one of their dreams today by finally visiting Mont St Michel, a medieval monastery with an imposing Abbey built atop a small island in the bay where the regions of Normandy and Brittany merge.  It was built in the 8th ...

Normandy, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Normandy

A travel blog entry by heatherabroad

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... on in French which was irritating when I was trying to sleep.  I'm getting quite good at tuning out French...hah -Visited Mt Saint Michel: this commune built ON a rock island off the coast of Normandy.  They have some of the most extreme ocean ...

Saint-Malo & Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Saint-Malo & Le Mont-Saint-Michel

A travel blog entry by adriennetrapani

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We toured the walled city of Saint-Malo yesterday evening and then made the trek to Mont-St-Michel today. We survived the ...

Visite de la Merveille, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Visite de la Merveille

A travel blog entry by lfichter

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... ans, les vaches sont une attraction à succès), nous prenons congé et parcourons les trois kilomètres qui nous séparent du Mont Saint-Michel. Je ne vais pas m'étendre sur la beauté du lieu, Victor Hugo le faisant à nettement plus de bonheur, mais ...

Mont-Saint-Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mont-Saint-Michel

A travel blog entry by edina.beeby

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Another bright and early start to drive to one of the must see spots we were told; Mont-St-Michel and it's Abbey. I'm glad we made the trek because it definitely IS a must-see. Just incredible! Just as we were leaving (to walk the 2 mile trek back over ...

D-Day Landings and Mont Saint Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

D-Day Landings and Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by lbg.jacameron

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... with a bent for these things.   So it was lunch in the car to keep warm and dry. We then drove down to Mont St-Michel which is an abbey with slender towers and sky scraping turrets on an island out from the coast, only connected by a narrow ...

today is your birthday, Mont-saint-michel, France travel blog

today is your birthday

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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... the fuss is all about. When we arrived on the car park something caught my attention, there are some handicap spot but in the Mont itself there is no allowance made for people in wheelchairs as there are a lot of stairs and narrow passages. I thought it ...

Le Mont St. Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Le Mont St. Michel

A travel blog entry by jrank2889

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... could see a lot of the sand, but it was still beautiful. I wasn't able to take any pictures while we were approaching Mont St. Michel as the windows hindered any real picture from being taken, but you could see it on the horizon for miles away.  ...

The top of France, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

The top of France

A travel blog entry by suepeter

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... coast. We started to see lots of other vans. Until now only the occasional van. By the time we got to a small town outside Mont st. Michel there were vans everywhere. The campsite we went to said no we don't open until tomorrow, (even when I begged for a ...

A train ride, and a bus ride to Mont St. Michel!, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

A train ride, and a bus ride to Mont St. Michel!

A travel blog entry by danimal67

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... to catch the 2 hour train ride to the city of Rennes, from there we take a 75 minute tour bus ride to the famous Mont St. Michel.  This place is awesome!  It's an all day trip, we'll get back home around 7pm, then probably get some local food and ...

Mont-Saint-Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mont-Saint-Michel

A travel blog entry by jannettek

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... realise the foreshore was so long .         Satisfied with that, it was now time for Mont Saint Michel. Apparently there is a new car parking situation in place since April this year. It reminded us of parking at an Expo-like ...

Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Frankrig travel blog

Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by brokaer

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... , så vi forsøgte at få et par timer på øjet, inden vi skulle ud til tidevands øen Mont Saint Michel. Da solen en time senere begyndte at stå op, kunne vi begynde at ane den flotte tidevandsø. Øen har tidligere ...

MSM Bound, Mont Saint Michel, France travel blog

MSM Bound

A travel blog entry by dls-nb

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... , the dukes of Normandy, followed by French kings, supported the development of a major Benedictine abbey on the Mont-Saint-Michel. The abbey became a renowned centre of learning, attracting some of the greatest minds and manuscript illuminators in ...

Mont Saint-Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mont Saint-Michel

A travel blog entry by ldiamond

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Cycled from the Aire, 3km along the river, pleasant gravel cycle/walking route, had to park the bike up about 1km from the Mont and walked the rest of the way. Observing the new structure built in 2009 to manage the flow of water and return the silt from ...

Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Basse-Normandie, France, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Basse-Normandie, France

A travel blog entry by broose09

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Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint Michel, France travel blog

Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by emilyb

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... took us on a little excursion to Mont Saint Michel, just on the border between Brittany and Normandy. It was absolutely spectacular. Mont Saint Michel is a very old abbey built on an isolated tidal rock surrounded by lots of sand, and when the tide is ...

Le Mont Saint Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Le Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by kay27

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The history of Mont-Saint-Michel dates back to 708 when the first part of the abbey was built as a sanctuary in honour of the archangel, Michael (now there is a gold sculpture made in1897 that stands at the top of the belfry). The Abbey soon became a ...

29/06/09, Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

29/06/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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... to stay in Saint-Lo but as we are so close to Marg birthday we opted for the top of the range hotel with view of Mont-Saint-Michel itself. Great place by European standards but with an over price tag ... at least it comes with great view. We just had the ...

A Cemetery and an Abbey, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

A Cemetery and an Abbey

A travel blog entry by mcdude62

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... citizen (cue the Lee Greenwood music). After a picnic at one of the beach monuments outside of the cemetery, we drove to Mont Saint-Michel, a village famous for its abbey, founded in 708 and constructed over 500 years on top of the granite bedrock of an ...

Mont Saint Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mont Saint Michel

A travel blog entry by carnold

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A sweet, cuddly kitten single handedly saved what could have been a slightly miserable day at Mont St. Michel. Our day began innocently enough.  We got up early, had our usual breakfast: ham, camembert, and tea for me, latte and cereal for ...

It is 'flouded', Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

It is 'flouded'

A travel blog entry by eurobrecks

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... forward to it, especially after I have learnt about WW2 recently in history. It should be really interesting. Today was a great day and Mont Saint-Michel was really amazing. We highly recommend a visit. I think it's definitely a highlight of our ...

Conquests in Normandy, Mont Saint Michel, France travel blog

Conquests in Normandy

A travel blog entry by wells2008

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... of the sea.   * Norman Conquest 3   Our next stop was a few hours drive south through Normandy to Mont St Michel. The difference with this place was the fact that it was never conquered. During the 100 years war with England, the island of ...

A Historical Visit, Mont Saint Michel, France travel blog

A Historical Visit

A travel blog entry by sd42france

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         Today we went to Mont St. Michel and toured around the island with a self guided audio tour and looking in all the shops for souvenirs.  The audio tour was describing the life of a monk and the abbey's ...

The Abbey on an Island, Mont Saint-Michel, France travel blog

The Abbey on an Island

A travel blog entry by redtilly

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 After Le Mans we drove on to Mont Saint-Michel.  It's an Abbey on an island reached by a causeway.   In earlier days it could only be reached at low tide but now there is a permanent causeway.  They are well organised for ...

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