After a sumptuous meal at La Mère Poulard, we were ready to ascend the stairs leading to the abbey.
The rain had stopped. But the sky never turned a shade of blue for the rest of the day.
Did you know that the Mont Saint Michel Abbey was used as a prison during the Ancien Régime? And it was Victor Hugo along with other influential figures who launched a campaign to put it to a stop in 1863.
The abbey is enormous and is divided into two parts: the church-abbey
Forget about guide books, this is the fun way to learn about a place
And the monk’s living area, which includes a refectory,
a cloister in renovation
Doors with interesting details
A treadwheel crane which served as a windlass hauling supplies to the prisoners.
leading to yet another hall/chapel
After which, we steped out into the open for a breath of fresh air and the sight of spring blossom
To be continued…