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.

A dominican couvent

Last month, in the “Journées du Patrimoine”, I visited a dominican monastery (traditionalist catholic), discreetly situated, one can go pass without noticing it.

outside
That was a Sunday at 2pm, visitors were outside the 12th century church, a Priest was going to take us for the visit.

inside
Inside the church, the roof was seriously damaged during the WWII.  Have been repaired since.

church 1
Another look of the church.

gravestone
A dominican monk on an old gravestone.

school
A boy school in the monastery. The building is 17th century.

school building
Our guide was a Priest in his middle age, and there were other two, dressed exactly the same, much younger though, among us.

young priest
“What are you doing here?”  We were curious. One of them told us with smile that he’s come from Canada, here studying for 6 or 7 years to become Priest, this was his first year.

september 2014.