Photographer's Note

The parish church of Mont Saint-Michel, dedicated to Saint Peter, with its tiny cemetery is located roughly half-way up Le Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.

The church of Saint Peter was made for the inhabitants of the « rock ». The church, dedicated to Saint Peter, was built on the site of an ancient sanctuary and was refurbished in the XVth and the XVIth centuries. It is the sanctuary of Saint Michael and thus contains a silver statue representing the archangel. The choir was built slightly on the left side of the axis because the nave has only one side aisle. The church also contains a medieval incumbent statue which lost its head, some primitive XIIIth century baptismal fonts and a statue of the Virgin with child. As it is an important centre of pilgrimage, it has kept many the ex-votos presented by pilgrims on its walls. They honour the patron saint of the army and were often given by military orders. The church has also a small cemetery where Mère Poulard (a famous cook of Mont-Saint-Michel and the inventor of the omelette bearing her name) and her husband are buried.


The picture was originally taken on slide film. It has since been digitised and 'cleaned-up' in Photoshop CS2.

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