The Lou Messugo Blog - life in the south of France from a British/Australian TCK's perspective, bringing you French culture, travel on the Côte d'Azur and beyond, expat issues and a little bit of je ne sais quoi all mixed up with a hefty dose of photography.
Oh, this is so beautiful. I've never visited, but now I really want to! Incredible x
Thats a stunning view! That structure is just amazing too! #mysundayphoto
Are the M St M ladies still beating up their omelettes as you walk up the main street? And how is the Great Carparking Dispute going? Perhaps they've resolved it?
They certainly are Richard. La Mère Poulard restaurant has at least 2 locations now - the first one is just inside the gate - and manages to charge a staggering 49€ for a smoked salmon omelette! I don't know about the parking dispute but it seems pretty well managed now. There are huge car parks before the causeway from where you can take a free shuttle bus, walk (50 mins) or a 5€ horse and cart. I don't know how crazy it must be in high season but on the day we visited I thought it was managed well considered the visitor numbers. The buses even have wooden side panels so they blend into the landscape more when driving along the causeway. What was the dispute?
I'm afraid the details didn't really sink in, but I think it was mainly about unsightliness, caused by the huge increase in numbers of parked cars. I think in the end they had to move the bulk of the parking space further away.
Spectacular place it is
that is just so beautiful. i must get there one day a great shot phoebe. have you walked to it?
Yes we walked across the causeway and then explored all the twisting alleyways up to the Abbey at the top.
Wow, what a sight to behold! This is beautiful and you can tell that it is seeped in history! X
It really is seeped in history. It goes back to Viking times.
Mont St Michel is one of my most favourite places I have been. Stunning image. #MySundayPhoto
Wow! What an amazing view x
Such a stunning place, and what a view of it you got too!
A lovely capture into the spring sunshine it looks so inviting there
What an incredible looking place, is that a Grand Palace?
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It's an Abbey Darren, on top of a tiny village.
I can't believe you were just over an hour from us when we were in fact away in the UK. I love Mont St Michel and most of our guests visit during their stay here. I see there is some work being done on the gold statue which Normandy Tourism then used to run their April Fool - they said that in honour of the 950th anniversary of The Battle Of Hastings St Michel was being replaced by Guillame le Conquerant. I am not sure anyone fell for it!
We tend to make it a family tradition to visit amazing sites under renovation, luckily this time it didn't really ruin the photos too much. I bet plenty of people fell for the poisson d'avril! It's not a bad one.
Not such a good family tradition. When we went to The Vatican it was all behind scaffolding as was The Sorbonne (which I really wanted to see as my Grandmother went to finishing school there).
Fairy tales, unicorns, Disney - all came to mind Gorgeous photo. It's just perfect.
The colouring helps with unicorns I think, thank you for your lovely comment.
Wonderful colours and no people
There were plenty of people Catherine, just not on the sand luckily. But we made an effort to get there early to avoid the biggest crowds which paid off as it was much more crowded when we left than it had been first thing in the morning.
Beautiful - gorgeous place, gorgeous weather.
Lovely place! I first visited on my French Exchange aged 13 many many many moons ago!
I visited on a French exchange too, also many moons ago!