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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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2623 Mont Saint-MichelDuring the final days of my vacation, I spent some time in the countryside near Montbray.  From there, I took a morning trip to Mont-Saint-Michel.  It is truly one of the most amazing places in France if not the world.  I’ve been there before and did not want to pay 9 Euros to see the abbey again.  (If you’ve never been, you simply MUST take the full tour.)  2673 Mont Saint-MichelThis time around, I was more interested in the exterior of the building as well as taking a walk around the famous island.  2670 Mont Saint-MichelThe monastery was founded about the year 708 by St-Aubert, Bishop of Avranches.  According to the legend, by direct command of the Archangel Michael himself, who appeared to the bishop in a dream on three separate occasions, a church was to be built on the rock once called Monte-Tombe.  2632 Mont Saint-MichelPeople come from all over the world visit this place, still occupied by an order of monks, some of whom I saw worshiping in the parish church of St-Pierre.  2635 Mont Saint-MichelIf you plan on visiting Mont-Saint-Michel, be prepared to do a lot of climbing stairs.  It’s great exercise.  If you aren’t in a hurry, take advantage of the low tides and walk across the bay with a group of fellow pilgrims.  2666 Mont Saint-Michel2645 Mont Saint-Michel2644 Mont Saint-Michel2675 Mont Saint-Michel2639 Mont Saint-MichelBe sure you go with a group at the right time or else the tides can wash you out to sea.  I won’t go into great detail about Mont-Saint-Michel since its history and architecture can be read about in books and online quite easily.  2626 Mont Saint-Michel2627 Mont Saint-Michel2628 Mont Saint-MichelNeedless to say, I had a wonderful morning and got some photos I was unable to get the last time I visited in 2004.2678 Mont Saint-Michel

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