Sarah and I were on a mission to find a new home in Portugal but, as we often do, we arranged to combine this trip with several other mini-adventures in France and Spain. Yes, Charles DeGaulle airport is a relatively long way from Lisbon, but with much better airfares, we were able to rent a car and spend several days seeing places in France we longed to see at no more cost. First on the list was Le Mont-Saint-Michel, a place I had wanted to visit since I first saw an old photograph in National Geographic many years ago.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a tiny island municipality off the coast of Normandy, France. Its fame comes from the dream-like 8th Century monastery that dominates the landscape. The construction of this well-preserved town demonstrates life during the feudal time during which it was constructed. It was fun running around and getting lost in the narrow streets and alleyways. If you ever get a chance to visit, I would classify this as a must see.
I made this image with:
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/11
Focal Length: 62 mm