Mont St. Michel is one of the most dramatic tourist attractions in France. We could see this site of an 8th century monastery emerging from the haze as we wound toward it on a narrow country road.
The island was overrun by tourists on the main path toward the monastery.
We took a brief detour up a steep staircase that took us onto a less congested path to the top.
Caen. It tasted divine.
The path was lined with sharp arches.
The monastery was once used as a prison. Workers would mount this wheel (hamster style) and drive a sled up and down the steep face of the cliff.
We hadn't driven far when we pulled into the parking lot of Biscuiterie de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel. We could still see Mont St. Michel in the distance.