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The archangel in the sea

Advantages: Most popular tourist attraction in France
Disadvantages: Most popular tourist attraction in France!

The first time we saw the Mont Saint Michel was from about 40kms away, from a village called Mortain, and even from this distance, there was something magical about the place, the characteristic shape appeared to be floating above a shimmering sea. You c ...

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Review of Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Le Mont Saint-Michel

Advantages: beautiful architecture and atmosphere
Disadvantages: why should it have any! well, kinda expensive to hang around

Le Mont Saint-Michel The abbey at Mont Saint-Michel has been one of my dream-destinations to visit since, well, literary ages! This is how the story of my addiction started: Back in 1996 I have got a little pocket calendar with a beautiful cathed ...

jeaniecz 09.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Ooh la la!

Advantages: Out of this world.
Disadvantages: None.

Mont St Michel is just simply - amazing! Sitting just off the coast, it can be seen from miles around. I like it because it has got all of that charm and suchlike that is all over France, but there is just that little extra something that makes it oh so s ...

danthepianoman 10.02.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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Life's Rich Tapestry: An engaging history lesson

Advantages: Interesting, teaches you a lot, well-presented
Disadvantages: Lots of reading involved in the museum section, may not be suitable for young children

...On our recent holiday in Normandy, France we decided to visit the Bayeux Tapestry museum. I should say straightaway that the museum is not an all-day attraction and we found that we were able to look around it in about two and a half hours. However, if ...

moistbabe 24.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux), Bayeux, Basse-

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The fabric of history

Advantages: One of history's great stories, well-presented with an excellent audio guide
Disadvantages: It can get crowded in the main room

According to my parents, I had seen the Bayeux tapestry on a family holiday to France many years ago, but I was too young for it to have made any impression on me. So, when on a trip to Normandy and Brittany earlier this summer, I had to take the opportun ...

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Review of Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux), Bayeux, Basse-

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