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A visit to Normandy: magnificent Mont St. Michel!!

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As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past.   Normandy’s geography, situated on the stormy Atlantic coast not far from England, put it in the path of repeated war and conflict dating back to the days of William the Conqueror (who was born here).  More recently Normandy was the site of the largest naval invasion in history, but more about D-Day in a future post.

Today’s destination is Mont-Saint-Michel and its iconic abbey, perhaps the most photographed in the world.  As we leave the expressway we finally see the silhouette of the Mont in the distance. …

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