The museums of Mont-Saint-Michel!

Oh well the mount or mound, , a pleasure throve of folks going there now. There was once a time back in the early 90’s was better me think. Now it is just too much for the space. However, still is a must see if visiting this part of my belle France. The biggest attraction in Normandy!

But, but , I like to tell you about other small good enjoyable family places that require even less efforts in climbing and you can see all of them in one day! There are museums in the Mont Saint Michel, and here very briefly are they!

First, we hit the musée de la mer et de l’écologie or maritime and ecology museum; it shows you the world’s wave tides incidents and how they form etc  with 250 old model  boats . A lovely seafaring day with the family. I have some webpages

Tourist office of Mont Saint Michel on museums

Bay of Mont Saint Michel tourist info in French on the museum

Tourist office of Normandy on the museum in English

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

We ,then went to the Archeoscope . A sound and light that stages the various stages of creation of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. In the form of a colorful animation and special effects, the story of the Mount is told for about 10 minutes.

Bay of Mont Saint Michel tourist info in French on the museum

Tourist office of Normandy on the museum in English

mont saint michel

Mont Saint Michel

We continue with the Logis Tiphaine or maison Du Guesclin.  This house built in 1365  , restored in the 19C, it still belongs to the descendants of the constable.  The house also houses the astrology cabinet of the latter who read in the stars, no doubt inspired by such a magical place. The Logis Tiphaine ,the historic home of Bertrand Du Guesclin knight and constable of France and his wife Tiphaine de Raguenel famous astrologist with period furniture, bridal chamber medieval chastity belt, armour worn by Bertrand du Gueslin and Tiphanie de Raguenel astrologer’s study room. Neat and nice

Bay of Mont Saint Michel tourist info in French on the museum

Tourist office of Normandy in English on the museum

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

We ended our journey of museums with a visit to the Musée historique, son et lumiére, cachots or historical museum of sound and light and dungeons. A collection of old weapons ,medieval instruments of torture ,body suckdown into the quicksands, Louis XI  iron cage, and 35 wax figures. It shows that Raspail was imprisoned here and eventually a senator in Paris (you know the blvd Raspail)!

Bay of Mont Saint Michel tourist info in French on the museum

Tourist office of Normandy in English on the museum

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

There you go another way to spent your day in the wonderful magical Mont Saint Michel, hope you enjoy too. The museums are small but very well done,nice.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

7 Comments to “The museums of Mont-Saint-Michel!”

  1. Yes, I know Boulevard Raspail in Paris, since I have often cycled there, from Montparnasse to Saint-
    Germain-des-Prés. But I never knew who it was named after.

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  2. I visited in 2014 but didn’t go into the museums. I found it all rather touristy and the best bit was our lovely farmhouse hotel nearby with a wonderful evening view.

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