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“Meet the house of the sorcereress”

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Owner description: This museum, housed in a beautiful medieval house, displays many well-preserved medieval furniture and artifacts.
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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“Meet the house of the sorcereress”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

There are two tourist trails in Mont St Michel: one is the Abbey, the other a collection of houses and museums that work together. Amongst these is the House of Bertrand du Guesclin.
The house is a museum, largely dedicated to his wife, who was famous locally as a sorceress and astrologer. Whereas the knight was often away on military business, his wife was kept safe in this home, looking at the stars and casting her horoscopes.

The museum is small, presenting the house on its three flours and small garden. It is atmospheric and though some of the furniture postdates the happy couple, it is a nice attraction where you will be able to spend a half an hour or so away from the crowds in the main street.

For non-French visitors, this small museum could be seen as a waste of time; those with some knowledge of who this woman was and the times she lived in (when most such women were hunted down by the Church and often executed) will find it interesting that she was kept safe only a few yards from one of the world's most famous abbeys!

Visited August 2011
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

This is almost 1 small room.But what did you aspect for?. Great apartments was not invented then. Is a small garden, but if you look better, that is verry good included in the area. Let's remember, the abey was like a prison for most people, and maybe that chevalier had to secure some of them. Also they knew a lots of secrets. Try to fell and imagine that time life. It was more beautiful.

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