|Mont St. Michel at dawn. The causeway is at right.|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe steps...just when you think you're
nearing the top, you round a corner and
discover you're not even close.
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Mont Saint Michel--the village and the monastery--now a museum.
|Mont St. Michel, located on the border |
between Normandy and Brittany.
|Mont St. Michel could best be|
termed as compact.
Copyright, Jim LanePart fortress, part church, Mont St.
Michel is nothing if not inspiring.
|La Grande Rue|
|The Romanesque façade of the|
the abbey church today.
|Mont St. Michel--first a fortress, then a monastery, later a prison, |
now a museum, tourist attraction, and souvenir mart.
|Mont St. Michel's "new" Gothic apse.|
|Looking down from its impressive heights, it's not hard to see why |
Mont St. Michel was such a formidable fortress.
A massive wheel allowing
loads to be lifted to the top.
|The church's garden cloister with its encircling arcade is a pleasant surprise.|
|The pitiful Pieta.|