France’s Magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel… Ever since my high school French classes, this name has brought to mind images of a majestic abbey cloaked in fog, of tides ever-shifting around its formidable mountain base, and of crashing waves. Over the Labor Day weekend, Shawn and I traveled four hours west of Paris to see this legendary 1,100-year-old abbey. OurContinue reading “France’s Magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel”

Photo du Jour: Morning at Mont-Saint-Michel

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.