Then idyllic island of Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an architectural banquet reminiscent of a magical fairy-tale kingdom. It is impossible to over-emphasise the enchanting beauty of the medieval monastery that tops the island like a cherry; the majestic monument exudes a consecrated air of serenity that permeates the sacred structures that decorate every inch of space. For centuries, the sacred mount has been one of Europe’s most revered pilgrimage destinations, and a short wander around this imitable island will effortlessly explain the allure.
Immerse yourself in the monastic magnificence of the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey to experience the religious resplendence of the structure. Dating back to the 8th century, the abbey is one of Europe’s most important examples of medieval architecture; consecrated cloisters, splintered spires and rare religious relics contribute to the incredible atmosphere of this legendary landmark. A nocturnal visit to the abbey provides and atmospheric alternative perspective, adding an ethereal air to a monument already steeped in monastic magic.
The island offers visitors a compelling cultural selection of excellent museums that cover a wide breadth of history and culture; the Archeoscope Museum speaks eloquently of the construction and consecrated history of this revered monument, delving into stories of monks and magic. The Museum of History, a place that presents a captivating collection of weapons, painting and sculptures, further elaborates upon this rich history.
Enjoy a magical meal in one of Europe’s most enchanting settings at the La Confiance Restaurant; housed within the ancient walls of a historical house, diners are invited to enjoy regional delicacies such as tender roasted lamb and salmon in a creamy butter sauce. Sip on some fine Normandy wine while watching the sun sink into the glittering sea for a truly dazzling dining experience. (Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France)