The best part about the Mont Saint-Michel is that I got in completely free. Okay, so totally not the best part, but it was still pretty awesome. I was free, MK was half price, and The Husband had to pay full price since he’s so olddddddd. Right after paying, you leave the little hut and are greeted with the most splendiferous view (yes, it was so magical that I can’t even think of a real word to describe it).
You’re on the back of the island, looking out over the ocean from the top of the abbey. Now, I grew up next to a huge body of water (re: Lake Michigan), and The Husband is from Florida so we’ve seen our share of sweeping beach views. But, I have to say, this one was unlike any other view I had ever seen. We were up so high that I felt like I could see forever, and it was hard to believe that this water we were looking at could take us all the way to America. The tide going in and out around the island makes for an even more beautiful view from the island, for some reason.
And then we turned around. We hadn’t even gone into the abbey yet and knew already that this was going to be our favorite place in France. These pictures don’t do it justice — you need to go there yourselves! These are all of the chapel at the very top of the Abbey, which was just the beginning of our visit!