Le Mont Saint Michel

It’s a day trip from where I live, next time I would like to spend a night inside or nearby, be there early morning or late afternoon.

“In the 11th century, the Romanesque abbey church was founded over a set of crypts where the rock comes to an apex, and the first monastery buildings were built up against its north wall. … …

UNESCO has classed the Mont Saint-Michel as a world heritage in 1979 and this mecca of tourism welcomes more than 2,5 millions visitors a year.” The Tourism Office Mont Saint-Michel Normandie

le mont saint michel

eggs beating – restaurant mere poulard – le mont saint michel

the cloister
the cloister – l’abbaye du mont saint michel

la baie du mont saint micehl

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June 2018.

Chenonceau (1)

This 16 century castle was most of time managed by women, it still is.

Chenonceau is the only castle in the Loire Valley not classified in the world patrimony of UNESCO, and doesn’t receive any subsidy, the most visited castle in the Loire Valley, it’s private.

castle view from the Catherine de Médicis garden

castle built on the river cher

castle entrance

the gallery

alley

Catherine de Médicis garden

Diane de Poitiers garden

roses garden

fountain in roses garden

castle’s river

old well

old chars

old grape press

June 2018.