The Climb to the Top
We climbed to the top of the Mont via 2 million (OK, 1 million steps). There is a beautiful church and convent at the top. There are small gardens and commanding views; especially out to sea. The weather moved in while we were up top and it was blowing a gale. It made it all the more impressive to think that the original structures have been here for over 500 years. The Mont has been used for everything from a church to a prison The local tidelands have been silting in for the past 100 years. New construction is underway to remedy this situation and eventually the existing causeway out to the Mont will be removed and a low rise bridge will be installed. This will allow water to flow all around the Mont, allowing the marshlands to flush to the sea.
Dinner found us at the restaurant La Mere Poulard. We enjoyed a spectacular meal of local specialties and finished up in the bar for a night cap. Tomorrow it is off to Tracy-sur-Mer and the D-Day Beaches.