A picture post card of one of the most recognizable landmarks in Normandy......
Our actual view as we made our early morning "pilgrimage" toward the Mont Saint Michel Abbey.
I was here 38 years ago with my Auburn roommate, Betinna, and her family.
I remember how amazed I was ... a sight never forgotten!
We drove our Volkswagen Van across the causeway and parked at the base of village before making the winding climb to the top.
The man-made causeway evidently caused the bay to "silt up" so construction is in progress to build a new bridge and a touristy shopping/parking/shuttle village has been built to handle the mass of visitors.
I could not help but think how disappointed Betinna's family would be to see this.
The Abbey is so beautiful....
the cloister so peaceful....
Definitely, still worth the trip!