La Porte du Roy

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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal624 contributions
Beautiful door
Sep 2021
It is the main access door to Mont s. Michel.È a typical medieval entrance, well reconstructed with interesting architectural details
Written October 6, 2021
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,271 contributions
Entrance
Jan 2020
The gate is one of the first things that you see before entering the city. It looks like a drawbridge but not sure if it actually lifts up. There is a gated bit that comes down which might close it off but it was open the entire time we were there. There is also an interesting carving above the gate. It is a nice area to start the experience.
Written May 17, 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,651 contributions
Visit of the Monte-Saint-Michel.
Aug 2019
When you have finished your visit of the top, and are moving down hill, you automatically will pass through the “Grand Rue” and on the end of it you will have to pass through the “Kings Gate” or the “Porte du Roi”. In the Middle Ages they had an army unit who was billeted here to demonstrate and protect the right of the French king. It is a beautiful medieval gate. And worth to take a picture of it.
Written September 5, 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Stop and Take In The History
Jul 2019 • Couples
As you begin your time inside Mont St Michel, take a moment at this entrance. Notice the design, the construction, and how important this was to the entire defense system protecting the structure. The iron grids with the drawbridge ahead were all part of the historical entrance and there is a bit of detail to take in adding to your experience.
Written July 31, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Very beautiful entrance to Saint-Michel
Aug 2018 • Family
La Porte du Roy (the king's door, in English) is located in the main entrance of Mont-Saint-Michel, in Normandy, in the North of France. You cross it, when you enter in this religious fortress. Really it is very beautiful and the place is impressive.
(see also Abbaye du Mont-St-Michel and Baie du Mont-St-Michel)
Written July 8, 2019
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,200 contributions
Very cool
Jun 2019 • Family
It is really fun to enter the island through this entrance, and it presented just as monumental as it looks.
Written July 5, 2019
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GlobeTrip78
Cambrils, Spain1,242 contributions
nice sensation
May 2019 • Couples
you feel like a king when you are crossing it. it's also a good place to take a photo. don't miss it!
Written June 2, 2019
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Peter R
Buderim, Australia2,158 contributions
Great Porte
Apr 2019 • Couples
You must read about the history of this gateway to the whole complex. It is an impressive place to come through.
Written April 10, 2019
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Mike D
243 contributions
Be brave.
Aug 2018 • Family
One of the biggest bottlenecks on the mount usually with police controlling the crowds. The small entrance serves the same purpose today as it was built for, to prevent an overwhelming rush of visitors (friends or foe).
In that regard it is ideal but an absolute pain on a busy day.
Written August 12, 2018
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SkipperBill2
Belvidere, IL700 contributions
As doorways go, this is impressive.
Jun 2018 • Couples
It is fun to take a moment as you enter the town to check out this impressive drawbridge and consider the times when a doorway like this one was absolutely necessary.
Written June 21, 2018
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