It’s pretty easy to see, why humans have been making a pilgrimage to Le Mont Saint-Michel, since the 8th century. I assume, that it’s pretty much on everyone’s bucket-list, and it certainly should be! I feel incredibly lucky, that I had the chance to spend a sunset and a sunrise there, with virtually no one else around. The place is packed during the day, but then the tour buses leave, and it’s a very peaceful adventure, for those that spend the night. Sunrise was one of the most beautiful sites that I have ever witnessed and I can only imagine, that every morning is different, and more magical than the one before. I have no idea if I will ever get back there. I would love to spend a few weeks or even months photographing it, but I will have to wait and see, if it is in the cards. It was certainly the highlight of my trip to France. I adore Paris. Versailles is spectacular. Giverny is an impressionist lover’s dream come true. Mont Saint-Michel though…it’s something else, quite entirely. It’s an experience, like none other that I have had.
It’s said, that the archangel, Michael, appeared in 708, to the bishop of Avranches and instructed him to build the church. All I know, is that if anything on this planet, is the direct work of God, it is Mont Saint-Michel.