Mont Saint-Michel is an island in the Lower Normandy region in France. The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway build in 1879. According to the legend, Archangel Saint-Michael instructed the bishop of Avranches to build a monastery at the top of the rocky island.
At the bottom of Mont-St-Michel is a small village, this was build in the Middle Ages at the same time as the monastery was developping. The walk to the monastery is on a steep and narrow cobblestone street through this village.
Mont Saint-Michel was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.