Le Mont St Michel (Normandy, France) Reviews
Description:It is a superb example of ancient architecture and France's premier tourist attraction. / It is a superb example of ... more
Newest Review: ... water going over it. The car park we parked in had to be vacated by 5pm to allow the tide to come in-it costs 5 euros to park there. On the drive there, mont st michel looks magnificent0 a church at the tip of a hill, when the sun is shining the gold on the top can be seen to twinkle. When inside mont st michel there are many cafes and gift shops and bars on the walk up the hill along ... more
Customer Le Mont St Michel (Normandy, France) Reviews (3)
by - written on 17/09/10 (Very useful, 48 readings)
I have just returned from a week in France and Mont St Michel is one of the places we visited. If you are in the Normandy region, I would definitely recommend a visit. Mont St Michel is an island on the edge of the coast that can be reached by a road- I think this is purposely built so you can drive there without the water going over it. The car park we parked in had to be vacated by 5pm to allow the tide to come in-it costs 5 euros to park there. On the drive there, mont st michel looks magnificent0 a church at the tip of a hill, when the sun is shining the gold on the top can be seen to twinkle. When inside mont st michel there are many ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/05/08 (Very useful, 88 readings)
Located in northern France west of St. Malo on the border between Brittany and Normandy is what can only be described as a large rocky island in the Bay of Mont St Michel. They say that in 708 the bishop of Avaranche created a shrine to Saint Michael on this isolated island. Instantly it became a pilgrimage destination for medieval Christians. Over the next few centuries the shrine became a sanctuary with an imposing abbey built on top of the hill. During the hundred years war the village below the abbey was surrounded with huge ramparts and the strong resistance to the invading English made the abbey a symbol of French nationality. The monks soon left and it became a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/01, updated on 21/02/01 (Useful, 57 readings)
This was one of the first places which I ever visted in France and is still very close to my heart in saying it has to be one of the best. It has tourism but in a dignified way so that the beautiful sights and spiritual feeling of the abbey are not spoiled in any way. It's a long way up to the top of the abbey but the view is so amazing and well worth the effot. It also has small gift type shops at the bottom which are resonable and very friendly, although a piece of advice would be to check out the prices outside the abbey grounds the day before as some gifts are cheaper but others arn't. It's also worth having a look ... Read the complete review
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