My Visit to Mont St Michel & Chartres

Mont St Michel & Chartres

Mont St. Michel

One of the questions on the Graduate Record Exam before I got into grad school was:

“The author of Mont Saint Michel & Chartres was also the author of what other book?”

Answer: The Education of Henry Adams!

Having read Henry Adams’ autobiography (written modestly in third person) I got the answer right.

And I’d read Adams’ luscious descriptions and histories of these wonderful sites.

But after all my years of visiting, living, working in France, I’d never visited either ancient locale until now. While there, I visited the glass school and watched as they created copies of stained glass found in the windows.

Chartes Windows
Glass School