After you have spent quite some time in the church of Mont Saint-Michel, eventually you will move on. They let you leave the church through a door on the side that leads you directly to the cloister of the monastery. On the left you can the part you will first enter. One can still imagine the monks wandering around in the cloister, saying their prayers. Though, nowadays there are more people around taking pics with their mobile phones, leaving out the prayer bit instead. Anyway this is a nice part of the entire site and it is a very lovely place too.
Going to that place is a must.
This is a view of the cloister courtyard of Mont Saint-Michel and you see part of the monastery of Mont Saint Michel in the background. As I have already written this is a solid building structure built for eternity. That view is simply fascinating, to say the least
The following images show more of the cloister.
Simple structures and the word austerity comes to mind when looking at the architecture. Although this is a monastery there are not too much ornaments.
Through a window in the cloister you can see the Baie du Mont Saint Michel. There was rain during night and you can still see the rain drops on the window pane. Looking out there provides a moment of tranquility. Between yourself and the horizon is only the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and a flat coastal landscape. You are free to let your thoughts wander about.
The apparent austerity is at times disrupted by some ornaments, as you can see on the buildings which were taken in the cloister. It shows that the builders still put something into the building that would enjoy the people walking about the monastery.