Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 4. Continued...

After touring Normandy, we continued west to Mont Saint Michel.  We chose Mont Saint Michel over Sainte-Mere-Eglise (the church where the American paratrooper’s chute got caught on the steeple) because Mont Saint Michel is a much larger attraction.  It dates back to the 10th century.  Pierre told me I would really like it.

We drove for another 2 hours from Normandy through a lot of farmland.  Finally we approached a little city, and once we passed the city, you could see this HUGE castle (actually a church), all alone on an island, in the distance; about 20km away.  It looked like something out of a fairytale.  The only thing in sight is this huge castle sitting alone atop an island.  It was very surreal. 

The church in the distance.

We parked and walked to the castle.  We went through the main gates.  There is a little town below the main structure, but, still in the city walls.  It was very touristy.  We walked through the town and climbed to the entrance of the church.  We didn’t go inside because it was expensive and the little town itself was cool enough.  After taking more pictures, we left for home.

Walking the streets.

Notice that there is nothing around.

Notice the "elevator" on the left of the pic.

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