La Vieille Auberge Mont Saint Michel France in 360 Degrees


Mont Saint Michel in Front of Cemetery

La Vieille Auberge Mont Saint Michel France in 360 Degrees


Mont Saint Michel
In the early days even before 700AD the French coastline was in constant attack from various groups including the Vikings and many others.  In 708, the archangel Michael appeared to Bishop Aubert of Avranches, and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet.  It was brilliant advice, for all the people had to do was to keep invaders outside the wall until the tide came in.  If they could hold off just that long, the tide would wash them away and they would remain safe.  It has kept this town safe from multiple invasions. The new bridge has kept some of the water from rising as high, but there still is many spots that have quicksand around the island, so it is advised to not go wandering around the island without a guide, for there are ambulances sent out way too often to rescue people that brave walking the perimeter without a guide.  Their is the most interesting information blog about the history and the work they have been doing preserve this magical place.  Check it out if you want a real interesting read.
 Link to Smithsonian Magazine Article on Controversy

Besides having such a wonderful history with Angel Michael (which my religion believes was also Adam), this town has so many treasures, and hidden secrets to find.  There is one alley that is hidden that is seriously only 12 inches wide that people stand in line to squeeze through to see what is beyond there, and crazy as it may sound I was captivated but the very unique and fun doors here.   

View outside the small town church into the street where the locals live. 

Above is away from the tourist area where the locals live.  This area has a quieter pulse and is relaxing and delightful.  Below is the local Cemetery that is a little tricky to find, but if you find the local church, it is just outside from it.



A view inside the Town Cemetery.  

I was hopeful for some very cool old tombstones, but the town is just too small.  It is definitely a cemetery where they have to recycle the plots.


Below is a walk through in the town from the Cemetery.  Above is a view looking out to the east.  You can see this village is tiered and there are just stacks of tiny houses going down.

Mont Saint Michel


To give you a visual. this is a view of Mont Saint Michel, and the town we are wandering in is on the right side.


WALK BY LOCAL HOMES IN MONT SAINT MICHEL



This area is so delightful, but seeing it from a drone is amazing.   Check out this Drone Shot here.

View in front of entrance
Entrance into Mont Saint Michel



As you walk up the main street, there is a fun shop that has all sorts of weapons like above.   This is actually one of the secret entrances to the  La Vieille Auberge in Mont Saint Michel. Below is the 360 view of it.  You have to walk through the store to the back door. 




View of the North West side of Town.  This is actually the Abbey, and I will be doing a blog post on the inside of that building soon, so watch for that.




I was fascinated with the Cool Doors.  Each one with its different personality and charm and feel.  
Some felt like the medieval adorable doors, others had stories of the prison doors they were.  Each I am sure has a very interesting story they could tell us if they could talk. 






This area is now over on the North side of  Mont Saint Michel. 


Inside Church in La Vielle Auberge Mont Saint Michel/ 


Looking Outside and looking inside of this super cool Church Door.

If you liked this wonderful place, click on the Mont Saint Michel Google Earth link,
Then click on the little dude in the bottom corner.  Then click on any blue line or dot where you want to see more. 

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