Does anyone know the name of this place in France?
When I was in high school my french teacher had a poster of this beautiful city in France. It was walled and surrounded by water. Sometimes the water level would drop and it looked kind of like a sandy marsh surrounding it. She told me the name of the place once but I forgot. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
- calimeraLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Le Mont Saint Michel in Normandy
It rises up in the deceiving distance
Like a beacon to the wretched and weak
As the lighthouse at Alexandria once opened the seas
To weary travelers, drunk on sea salt and night.
The waves crash on its forgotton stones
Slowly washing away one thousand years
But Mount St. Michael is eternal.
The spirits in the catacombs sleep silent
Remembered in the chants on the monks.
As the ghostly brothers wander the halls
Drinking secrets from the ancient chalice
And tending the grapes for their moonshine wine.
So sacred a place, the stairs need guard it,
Winding in dozens up steep narrow passages
Up and up to the nearing warm skies
Til you reach a breezy gothic chapel
So high you can hear the prayers in the walls
And echoing in the lulling lowly waves
Tamed and bowing seemingly a mile beneath.
Is it a house of God or a fortress of war?
Candlelight of hope or dimness of despair?
No matter, for the people still come
The devoted, the curious and above all the lost
Searching for answers in the carvings,
A lost soul within the tombs
Or inner peace through the stained glass windows of time.
~Robyn Schwartz~ (10/23/01)
- 9 years ago
Le Mont Saint Michel
- Anonymous9 years ago
That's Mont St. Michel. It's on the coast near the English Channel, or that area...North.
It SHOULD have the name printed on the poster...I still remember the posters in my teacher's room...and it's been...more years than I like to admit...Cuenca Spain...I stared at those Casas Colgadas for three years! And the Côte d'Azure...I never knew that was what they called it in French!
- lingua06437Lv 79 years ago
Mont St Michel. Lots of pics of it online and flickr.