Here was the view from the nearby village in the late afternoon and then at dusk. I wish the night picture was better - it was so very beautiful:
Mont St. Michel is so amazing because the entire place is built on an island! And, most of that is made up of the abbey and church. Now it is a monastery - the simplicity of the inside: minimal furnishings, no color, etc... lend itself to a very peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
Being pregnant at the time, I wasn't sure I was going to make the steep walk and something like 900 stairs. But I was all the way there - I did not want to miss it! My Dad walked slower with me and we made it!
The walk up is an experience in itself as the cobblestone like walkways are bordered by little shops that make up a village nearly all the way up!
From the top - a lovely view on a cozy gray day: