Saturday, October 03, 2009

3rd October: Mont St. Michel

A view of Mont St Michel - aerial photo
Source: Uwe Küchler and Wikipedia

Today is our third day in Normandy in northern France.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel
is a rocky island off the coast of Normandy connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land which used to be covered at high tide. A Romanesque Abbey sits on top of the 'Mont'.

It has an interesting story and an amazing history which you can read about on:
I think we'll probably be visiting Mont St Michel again in the morning.

In the afternoon we'll travel 156 miles through Britanny - via Fougères and Laval - to just north of Tours.

We're going to be staying in a self-catering cottage at Chateau du Plessis which we'll use as a vase for seeing various chateaux in the Loire Valley.

Just got to work out where and when we buy breakfast for tomorrow!

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