The bay of Mont St. Michel & its treasures

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Normandy & Brittany, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

The bay of Mont St. Michel & its treasures

The picturesque rural setting of the Mont St. Michel Bay consists of meadows, poppy fields, windmills and one-lane country roads meandering toward the coastline, where the Mont St. Michel abbey rises proudly from a wide expanse of sand.  

At left:  The Moidrey windmill (Le Moulin à Vent Moidrey en Normandie) seen when approaching Mont St. Michel

SONY DSCThe route to the Mont St. Michel is every bit as serene and quaint as other parts of Normandy.

MSM_poppy fieldPoppy fields stretch nearly to the coast in the bay of Mont St. Michel.

MSM_poppiesPoppies of Mont St. Michel bay

MSM_lambApproaching the Mont St. Michel, we see “salt meadow lamb” (agneau de pré-salé) grazing in the fields.  We lunch at an auberge in the bay to sample this local specialty.

lamb_presale_medRagoût d’agneau pré-salé (Braised salt meadow lamb with white beans and crispy potatoes) ~ truly outstanding!