Friday, 31 July 2020

The Other Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel is the second most visited heritage attraction outside of Paris, and most definitely not in the Loire Valley (we can only lay claim to the third most visited heritage attraction...*) but you will sometimes see a sort of link to MSM in our area. Once upon a time, the famous monastry island lent its name to a brand of workwear in France. Both the island and the workwear are household names in France, even though nowadays the clothing company makes more fashion oriented gear. In the 19th and 20th centuries they often advertised using painted signs on the sides of buildings and some of these survive as ghost signs. If you are a fan of ghost signs, let us know and we will be sure to point some out to you as we travel through the villages of the Loire Valley.

Mont Saint Michel workwear (bleu de travail) ghost sign.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.

*The Chateau of Chenonceau is the third most visited heritage attraction outside of Paris.