Mont Saint-Michel

Here is a selection of images from my recent visit to Mont Saint-Michel, a fortified island on the coast of Normandy, France.

After having just finished reading the five books so far in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, I really felt as if I’d wandered into one of the keeps of Westeros.

I highly recommend visiting this amazing historic site if you find yourself in France – it’s about four hours from Paris, and well worth the trip.

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France. (Stuart Updegrave)

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France.

Interior courtyard, Mont Saint Michel. (Stuart Updegrave)

Interior courtyard, Mont Saint Michel.

Detail of a forged steel door bracket, Mont Saint Michel. (Stuart Updegrave)

Detail of a forged steel door bracket, Mont Saint Michel.

Interior passageway, Mont Saint Michel. (Stuart Updegrave)

Interior passageway, Mont Saint Michel.

Sled and wheel used to haul supplies 100' up the side of the castle. (Stuart Updegrave)

Sled and wheel used to haul supplies 100' up the side of the castle.

Mont Saint Michel from below. (Stuart Updegrave)

Mont Saint Michel from below.

4 Responses to “Mont Saint-Michel”

  1. Tabasco says:

    I have a thing for castles and cathedrals, thanks Stuart it looks gorgeous.

  2. stuart says:

    Oh yeah, Tabasco, another thing: I was thinking of you when I took the photo of the door. :)

  3. Kristen says:

    I have a horseshoe nail necklace I bought at Mont St. Michel when I was there back in 1997 or so. I’m glad to see it’s just as beautiful there now as it was when I visited.

    I love France, and sometimes the amount I miss living in Paris is excruciatingly painful, like remembering the loss of a loved one. Thank you for sharing your pics and stories of my favorite country as you travel so that I can enjoy it with you.

    Missing you, beautiful and amazing man.