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Mont Saint-Michel

beautiful island in Normandy


UNESCO World Heritage Site in Normandy


village on small island in normandy


steep and narrow cobbled street


walls on island and restaurant


view from dried out sea on island


beautiful island with monastery on top

Mont Saint-Michel is an island in the Lower Normandy region and is one of the most visited tourist destinations 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 an abbey 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 abbey was developping. The walk to the top is on a steep and narrow cobblestone street through this village.

Mont Saint-Michel was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.


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