Mont St. Michel
It would have been really nice if I had taken more pictures of our food while we were traveling in France but I think I forgot because I was too distracted by the fact that the voltage converter fried my CHI flat-iron.
You don’t realize how dependent you are on those things until they break…and you’re in another country…for three weeks. It’s okay though. I managed to survive.
Even though our trip to Normandy was only for two days, we made sure to see one of the most breathtaking sites there are to see in the region…
Mont St. Michel looks small in that picture but it was so cool to see it from far away and watch it slowly come into view as we drove closer.
Mont St Michel is absolutely stunning in-person. What stood out to me the most is how it is built on an island surrounded by the bay and nothing else as far as the eye can see.
The perimeter is surrounded by large walls and it is not recommended to venture far as there are quick sands and dangerous tides in the areas around the castle.
After you make it through the entrance, there is a small city inside with multiple restaurants and shops.
We were there in the summertime and it was packed!
Like most of the historical architecture in Europe, the castle possesses great detail and craftsmanship throughout.
Although in some areas it is not permitted to smoke or eat hamburgers…
After walking around for several hours and taking it all in, we sat down for lunch at one of the cafés inside the castle which had a pretty nice view.
As you can see on the table, our trip to France was assisted by none other than Rick Steves himself!
Although there is significant history behind Mont St. Michel that I did not share with you, simply taking it in visually was a once in a lifetime experience that I am so grateful I was able to experience.
If are ever in France, you should definitely make the trip to see it!
wow, how beautiful!! If I could get out of KY I would be good :)
Haha…I’ve never been to Kentucky but I’m sure there are some great things there!
WOW! Those pictures are truly beautiful and amazing. How lucky are you that you got to witness it all in person!
I was so lucky Brandon got to work in France and he had enough sky miles racked up to get me a ticket too. Otherwise, I may have never seen it!
My best friend Lauren just got to visit France, Belgium & Luxembourg while her fiance traveled there for work too! Miles are awesome! She even got to fly 1st class for free. Im jealous of you 2!
I do hate it when Brandon has to travel a lot for work but the benefits are nice! :)
GORGEOUS photos!! I now have the Europe travel bug… who am I kidding though, I always have that travel bug ;) I think the most stunning historical site I’ve seen has been the Parthenon in Athens. I was really disappointed that they were reconstructing it but it was breathtaking to see. One final note, I’m glad I am not the only one who burns up straighteners while in Europe. I’ve done it twice now and I get so upset each time!
I am dying to go to Greece, especially Santorini! Sorry to hear about your two casualties while in Europe. I bought a GHD after my CHI broke and they are supposed to be compatible with different voltages. I’m going to be SO mad if I burn this one up the next time we (hopefully) go.
That looks amazing! Such a beautiful place. I love that the castle is surrounded by quick sandand dangerous tides…like a real life cartoon or something ha!
Keep up the travel posts! I had the same experience visiting my friend in Germany, my beloved straightener broke! My German friend told me nobody straightens their hair of her group of friends in Germany, so I was now living like a local. It was actually liberating for me not using the straightener for 2 weeks. It gave me a chance to embrace my wavy/curly crazy hair!
Thanks for the feedback Kendall! I was wondering if they were getting boring to read or not. I came very close to buying one while we were in Germany actually but decided not to. You’re right, it is good to embrace your natural texture and also much healthier for your hair!
Love the photos it looks like such a beautiful face. You got me though I literally thought at first you only had one photo :)
In Japan they had the most beautiful temple set a top a hill and it had all these cherry blossom trees around it and it was just stunning to see.
Yes! I was hoping I would fool someone..haha. :)
You’re making me want to go to Japan even more than before now!
I LOVE the travel pics! I haven’t had a chance to travel to France in years, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit- these photos make me want to plan a trip!
Thanks for letting me know you like the travel pics Charlotte! France is such a great place. Hopefully you get to go back soon! :)
It is so fun to read your travel posts! Keep doing this! I will certainly visit Mont St Michel after seeing all these gorgeous pictures!!! :)
Thank you for sharing. I was blessed to see this site and spend the night on the grounds. Fun.