One of the things that most impressed us most about le Mont Saint-Michel was the sheer size of the structure. Granted, it wasn’t that big originally and only achieved such size through many add ons, but still, a monument of that size is impressive!
MK, The Husband and I spent about 3 hours in the actual abbey itself before heading outside to the extensive grounds and then exploring the island itself. By our extremely exact and scientific calculations, we only saw maybe 20% of the abbey in all of that time. Impressive, non? We did, however, make sure to entirely explore every nook and cranny that was available to us, just to make sue we got the entire experience, you know?
Our favorite part? When we were in the monks mess hall and The Husband started quietly whistling to see what the acoustics where like. I mean, the monks had to chant in there sometime, right? So we knew that had to be amazing! Anyways, we were all alone in this enormous room except for one lady reading at one of the monks tables. As soon as Andrew started whistling she looked up and shushed him! We couldn’t believe it — we didn’t see anyone else the whole time we were there, but the one time we saw someone she got upset because we tested out the acoustics! Let me tell you, they were great!