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Sunday Photo - 17 April 2016

Mont St Michel Normandy France

 

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  • Guest
    Sara | mumturnedmom Saturday, 23 April 2016

    Oh, this is so beautiful. I've never visited, but now I really want to! Incredible x

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    Merlinda Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    Thats a stunning view! That structure is just amazing too! #mysundayphoto

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    Richard Monday, 18 April 2016

    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?

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    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?

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    Richard Friday, 22 April 2016

    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.

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    jeff Monday, 18 April 2016

    Spectacular place it is

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Sure is!

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    sherry Monday, 18 April 2016

    that is just so beautiful. i must get there one day:) a great shot phoebe. have you walked to it?

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Yes we walked across the causeway and then explored all the twisting alleyways up to the Abbey at the top.

  • Guest

    Wow, what a sight to behold! This is beautiful and you can tell that it is seeped in history! X

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    It really is seeped in history. It goes back to Viking times.

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    Verily Victoria Vocalises Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Mont St Michel is one of my most favourite places I have been. Stunning image. #MySundayPhoto

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Thanks Vicky. :)

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    Kim Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Wow! What an amazing view x

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    MrsTeePot Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Such a stunning place, and what a view of it you got too!

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos Sunday, 17 April 2016

    A lovely capture into the spring sunshine it looks so inviting there

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    Photalife Sunday, 17 April 2016

    What an incredible looking place, is that a Grand Palace?

    Thank you for linking up

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    It's an Abbey Darren, on top of a tiny village.

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    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault Sunday, 17 April 2016

    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!

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    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.

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    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    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).

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    Shaz Goodwin Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Fairy tales, unicorns, Disney - all came to mind :) Gorgeous photo. It's just perfect.

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    The colouring helps with unicorns I think, thank you for your lovely comment.

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    Catherine Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Wonderful colours and no people

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    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.

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    sarah wood Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Beautiful - gorgeous place, gorgeous weather.

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    Emma Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Lovely place! I first visited on my French Exchange aged 13 many many many moons ago! :D

  • Guest
    Phoebe Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    I visited on a French exchange too, also many moons ago!

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