The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

entrance to the abbey on famous island

most visited destination in France

beautiful church in abbey

inside the church

inside the monastery

Saint-Michel

inside the monastery

inside the monastery

statue of Saint-Michel
In the beginning of the 8th century, according to legend, Archangel Saint Michael instructed the bishop of Avranches to build an abbey on Mont Saint-Michel. The Benedictine monks settled on the rock in 966 and over the next centuries the abbey was extended.

During the French Revolution Mont Saint-Michel was used as a prison but was closed by Napoleon and returned to the pilgrims before the end of the 19th century.

The abbey is open every day except the 1st of january, the 1st of may and the 25th of december.


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

4 comments:

Emm said...

Wow. Those are lovely, lovely photographs! I see it is in France?

GMG said...

One day I'll see this also... ;))
Wonderful pictures!!

Mark H said...

A place I've always dreamed of going with its stunning architecture, history and location.

Anonymous said...

Kathy
Such a beautiful trip! Mt St. Michel was the highlight of my
trip to Normandy. A must see in
France!