Stormy Mont Saint Michel


Marathon race today in Rennes forced us to resort to plan B –visiting Mont Saint Michel. Rain forecasted for late afternoon so we hurried to MSM passing through quaint pretty towns like La croix Avranche. Free shuttle herded us from the parking lot to the base of MSM and a short but steep walk over many steps delivered us to the abbey. Being A UNESCO World Heritage Site, MSM is a popular day trip destination from Paris so many tourists flooded the narrow walk leading to the abbey making it hard to appreciate the architecture and historical setting. Trinkets shop and restaurants lined the path as we trekked upward. The view over the tidal land is expansive and dreary under the threatening clouds. We paid for the audio tour of the abbey and as we entered, Sunday service had commenced. Ethereal chanting filled the voluminous chambers beckoning the devout to…

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