Mont-Saint-Michel, an abbey built between the 11th and 16th centuries, rises from a rugged island on an overcast day. Located in France’s Normandy region, the Abbaye du Mont St-Michel, as it’s known in French, was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. It is dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michel.
Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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4 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Morning at Mont-Saint-Michel”
Gorgeous blog, Tricia, and I LOVE the idea of posting a photo-of-the-day in between verbal posts. What a great idea!
Doreen, happy you’ve stopped in! The ‘photo du jour’ is an idea I’d borrowed from various photo and travel blogs. It’s a perfect technique on days when time to write is limited. Please feel free to incorporate it into your chocolate travel blog!
What a fantastic shot!
Hello Ana & thank you. I have many more images from Mont-Saint-Michel and will post them soon. For me, the most magical moment near the abbey was standing on the tidal flats looking up at the magnificent structure, while the water rushed around me! Your home country (Argentina) is a place I hope to visit someday!