Later we went to beautiful downtown Bayeux where we stayed for the last three days. Bayuex was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. The Cathedral was dedicated in 1077. Bayeux is probably most famous for the Bayeux Tapestry which tells the story of the battle of Hastings in 1066, that whole Norman Conquest thing you slept through during world history. You can view the whole 300 picture set when we get home, if you want to. Well look at the pictures and remember us hillbillies on holiday. P.S. LaQuita the last picture is for you and George.
We are taking the overnight train from Paris to Venice Sunday night. I don't know if we will have internet service in Venice. We will ad new post as soon as we can. Don't go away.
Mont St. Michel from about 3 Miles
At high tide this place is an island
During their vacations, the monks lead expeditions up Mount Everest, which compared to this place, is a piece of cake.
At the top of all the steps, you get to the entrance of the Abby.
Not bad for more than a thousand years old.
Inside the Abby during 12:00 Mass
Following you will find lots of pictures of Mont St. Michel
This wheel is about 20 feet in diameter. Monks walked inside of it to pull up the rope. next picture
To pull this dolly loaded with materials. next picture
Up this ramp so they wouldn't have to carry it up those darn steps
there were two of these big fireplaces in the one room
the cathedral at Bayeux 1077
the river running through Bayeux was turning this water wheel for this mill
beautiful downtown Bayeux
a hog seen roaming the streets of Bayeux