Friday, June 4, 2010

Le Mont-St.-Michel

David has said that the Mont-St.-Michel is one of the must-see sights in France. And, having visited it yesterday, I agree with him wholeheartedly.

We made the 45-minute drive early in the morning to get ahead of the buses of tourists that journey there every day. Once we arrived, we climbed - after all, the abbey is on the top of a mount - through the town to the abbey itself. And people have been doing this since the 8th Century, this being a place of pilgrimmage.

David's post is more extensive, so I've posted some photographs that show details of the abbey and its buildings.
A capital in the abbey.
The abbey's choir.
Sculptures of foliage on the sprandrels in the cloister.

Columns in the cloisters.

Windows in the refectory.


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