Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Sorta Fairytale


One of the many magical places, visually, that we visited in France was Mont-Saint-Michel. It takes your breath away.  Literally.

As you approach it during the day, this fairytale like building rises out of a dry dusty field.  Or the building is completely surrounded by water, depending on when you visit,seriously pay attention to the high tide times and where you park your car!  And at night, well, as you can see...

We fought the tourists and the tacky tourist stands during the day, as you do. But we came back around midnight and it was, well, a sorta fairytale (and a little bit spooky!) wandering around this amazing old walled city at night.


As you can tell from the  following 'postcards',  my Memory Lane Curated project continues xox


26 comments:

bonjour.....JR said...

Oh,I adore this place...In night is better...:))
bonjourjr.blogspot

Colores said...

I have never been there! and was jsut thinking about an Easter trip over there? Stunning pictures!!

Laura said...

Oh my! This is one of my hubby's "must-go-travel".. and I guess that he's gonna be more and more convinced about it, when I'll show him your wonderful pics!
Laura@RicevereconStile

kitten roar said...

this makes me want to travel to france even more! that place looks unreal!

Wander.Lust said...

These pictures are amazing! I have loved my trips to France and find it to be so beautiful, but this castles takes the cake! I have never visited but it is going on my list :)

Nat said...

I have always wanted to see Mont-Saint-Michel ... it looks so beautiful and your photos are lovely as always :)

annelise said...

I read a book last year that was set on the island and I just couldn't picture it in my mind. In the end, I Googled it. When the images came up, my mouth fell open. Fairytale indeed! It's definitely just another reason to go back to France.

Priscila Peters said...

This is dreamy! The first image is just unbelivable. All of them are.

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh wow. It's amazing. My gorgeous Mum is heading to Paris in August. This is definitely on her 'to do' list. Such great images here. Keep heading down that memory lane. Pruxxx P.S. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Px

Kellie Collis said...

Stunning pictures! Love the night view! Enjoy the fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Indie.Tea said...

I've never seen it, but I've heard of how beautiful it is, how it is almost startling to see Mont-Saint-Michel appear...
I've never seen a nighttime photograph - such a beautiful perspective!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Simply amazing!!! Soo stunning!

Punctuation Mark said...

how beautiful is that!!! have a nice weekend!

Hemma på Landet said...

What a lovely place.:-) Hugs Stina

Lynda said...

This looks so beautiful! Love your night shots!

bibbitybob said...

Beautiful!

The Moerks said...

Magical pictures. I would love to go there.

lila Check said...

what a fabulous place! I will try to see it on my next time in France!...and your images of it are simply amazing!
Fabulous post!
hugs
Lila

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness...I wish I was there! Your blog is divine!

Posie Patchwork said...

Ah, mont-saint-michel, we had it all in our French books but after 3 trips to France i'm still yet to go there, at low tide i hope!! Love Posie

Daydream Living said...

Beautiful photo's! thanks for the share!
Maureen

Butterfly said...

Oooh I love MSM, it's such a gorgeous place to visit. Fabulous photos too, mine have never been anywhere as nice as those xx

Charlotta Ward said...

Oh yes I remember this place so well. I used to live in France and visited Mont Saint Michelle several times. I agree with you on the tourist shops (so sad) but when you get to the top there are still some amazing little nooks to escape into.
Hope you didn't park by the gates.. so many people have lost their cars there due to the rapid tide change.. :)

xx Charlotta

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh how wonderful.. place and photography..

I've had two trips to France and somehow didn't manage.. Mont-Saint-Michel on either.. maybe next time.. It is somewhere I've been wanting to see for years..

Have a great week.. ciao xxxx Julie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wow! I can see why it took your breath away. It's totally stunning. I quite like the thought of it being spooky at night time. I bet you could imagine all sorts of things about its history far better at night time.

Sarahx

rachel! said...

mmm, so enchanting!

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