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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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.

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