Today we went to Saint-Michel in Normandy France. We learned many history facts about this place. We found out that about eight people are left living on the island. They mostly maintain the grounds. Another interesting fact about the grounds is that “high” tide is really only during a new moon and a full moon. So the water doesn’t get that high until then. It is mostly just beach around it. We also found out that the high water during the new moon and full moon gets the grass salty, so the lamb is naturally salty in this area. The one thing I found really fascinating is the Saint-Michel statue at the top of building. Our tour guide told us some really interesting things about this statue. The statue is copper on the inside and gold on the outside. It gets shined every few years. It was assembled in pieces. Each piece was about 50 kilos (about 110 pounds) and it is 140 feet above sea level.
Photos courtesy of Deb Grant.