Le Mont St Michel, Normandy

Doesn’t this place just remind you of Hogwarts?? How much I wish it was actually Hogwarts!

DSC_1025This tidal island is an interesting place and worth visiting (for 2-3 hours). It is now filled with many shops and restaurants, a lot of them owned by La Mère Poulard. You literally walk through the entire place using one street! It’s really interesting. St Michel’s speciality is their biscuits or galettes, and their giant and extremely fluffy omelettes! DSC_0012DSC_0013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They beat it in hand-hammered copper bowls and cook it over an open fire. The omelettes actually end up tasting like a soufflé! BUT…it is expensive…for just an omelette…I don’t think I’ve ever had such an expensive egg in my life! Also, interesting fact I found out from my aunt — the entire city actually only has 30 residents whose income actually relies on tourism.

DSC_0010 DSC_0004Besides it from being such a tourist attraction, the place is actually full of history and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll learn a bit about how the monks lived if you climb to the top of St Michel (20 mins) and visit the monastery.

We took a 1.5 hour bus ride from St Malo to Mont St Michel. There is only one bus there and one bus back for the entire day…so we were kind of stuck there for longer than we wanted. But we did get there early to avoid the crowd. It becomes hard to walk around with all the other tourists, especially if you only have one street to walk on! AND, it was freeeeezing! Bundle up if you’re going in the winter!

 

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