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.

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By Rhonda Krause
Thomas - August 28, 2013 - 2:32 am

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.

Rhonda Krause - August 30, 2013 - 12:27 am

I checked out your article. I think the raised causeway is a great move. Mont Saint Michel looks stunning surrounded by water!

Michelle McAnally Woods - May 2, 2014 - 9:09 am

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.

Rhonda Krause - May 2, 2014 - 4:23 pm

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.

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