Mont Saint Michel: A French Tourist Destination That Still Inspires

by Maggie Battista
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Maggie Battista

Passionate about fine dining and old-fashioned hospitality, Maggie is focused on finding hidden, authentic food gems and is absolutely in love with the creamy, salty butter sold all over Paris. She also runs an online magazine and market called Eat Boutique, where she discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. Maggie’s based in Boston, with frequent trips to Paris, Brooklyn, Maine, and northern California. View Maggie Battista's Website

19 comments on “Mont Saint Michel: A French Tourist Destination That Still Inspires

Do you recommend staying overnight in normandy? or can i do a day trip and returnt o paris?

Hi Janet . . . I think staying overnight would be so much more relaxing. It is not THAT close to get to Normandy. Have fun!

Erin - HiP Paris

Ginnie, it is absolutely breathtaking! You will certainly enjoy.

These pictures are so beautiful. i cant wait to go there!!!!! Au revoir!!1

Hello all!

This is the mini-castle we stayed in while in Normandy. It’s really a true bed & breakfast with a sweet labrador retriever.

Manoir in Founcroup

Thanks for the sweet comments.


This is beautiful. I too did a day trip to Mont Saint Michel in my last Paris visit. It truly is a magical place! And you’ve captured it wonderfully! You have earned a new loyal reader. 🙂

My mother told me about Mont Saint Michel when I was little and it became a magical place in my mind. A few years ago, I finally got a chance to visit in person. It does have it’s touristy aspect, but once you go inside the abbey, it becomes so much more. Exploring all of the rooms and seeing how the daylight pours in from the windows…it completely lived up to my expectations.

Thanks for the lovely reminder today!

Such sweet comments. Thanks Susan, Amy and all of you. It was a wonderful day of respite away from the big city. But I was so happy to get back to Paris too. Aren’t we always?! 🙂 -Maggie

wow. Wonderful images. Thank you. I’m putting this on my bucket list. Next Trip to France.

It looks absolutely magical, like it’s rising from the mist and may disappear at any moment. The perfect little break from the Parisian scene.

Ahh, ladies, thank you! I visited in October. It was chilly and damp and there were definitely tourists (hell, I was there!) but I hear it’s far worse in the summer. Despite all the cold, there swarms of people heading out onto the flatlands barefoot – it was amazing to see them. It’s so worth a visit, just once, just for the breathtaking approach to the rock. Thanks for reading! -Maggie

Gorgeous. I still have not been there…it is on my list!

I first visited about 20 years ago (in my backpacking days) and was able to wander around without any crowds. Hauntingly beautiful.
ciao Lisa (Renovating Italy)

Definitely better to go in winter! I went in mid-July and the place was swarming with tourists–impossible to get as serene of pictures as you did! Beautiful.

Ohhh! That b&b is adorable! Would you mind passing on the name of it? Merci!

These pictures are like a dream! Simply gorgeous.

Oh….you captivated me with these incredible images!! Well done.

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