Photo of the Week: Mont Saint Michel in Film

When I went to France on a school trip in 1998, I thought Mont Saint Michel was the coolest place. It seemed so mysterious to me as I watched it come into view from the the bus window. This huge 8th century Gothic-style Benedictine abbey is built on a rocky island that is surrounded by water at high tide and quicksand at low tide.  The abbey is perched above the winding streets of a medieval town, which is where I got my first taste of a Napoleon pastry. So good!

This is an old film picture I scanned from that trip.  I had a terrible camera back then so this is the best I could do! I would love to visit again now that I have professional camera gear.

Mont Saint Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. | Photo of the Week: Mont Saint Michel, France

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  • Thomas - Good photograph nonetheless. If you went now, you would notice a lot of changes. The causeway and the parking lot have been removed and now a raised causeway means Mont Saint Michel is an Island again. Have a look at my blog for photographs taken in June.August 28, 2013 – 2:32 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - I checked out your article. I think the raised causeway is a great move. Mont Saint Michel looks stunning surrounded by water!August 30, 2013 – 12:27 amReplyCancel

  • Michelle McAnally Woods - Going in a few weeks- it has been on my bucket list since I had a poster of it on my wall as a child! Thanks for sharing.May 2, 2014 – 9:09 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - That’s great! You must be so excited! I would love to go back again and see if anything has changed in the 16 years since I was last there.May 2, 2014 – 4:23 pmReplyCancel


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