End of July, my family and I traveled to Normandy for a week. One of the spectacular places was Mont Saint-Michel.
Le Mont Saint-Michel lays near the city of Avranches, and 600 meters of water is between the abbey and the land. Until 1877, people had to wait for the tide and then walk to the island. Since 2014, a new bridge connects Le Mont Saint-Michel with the main land. Shuttle buses bring people from the parking lot to the isle.
The tidal island also was of strategic importance in the medieval ages. This might be one of the reasons why Mont Saint-Michel inspired Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings). Although this sounds very romantic, this place is a tourist trap. Hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the lower level of the island. But once you walk further up, you get a beautiful sight.
When visiting Mont Saint-Michel, I suggest halting at the Mont d’Huisnes German War Cemetery. It’s a mausoleum, and when you walk up the stairs to the top of it, you have a beautiful view of Mont Saint-Michel, as you can see in the black-and-white photo.Nikon
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