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Monday, 4 April 2011

le mont saint michel

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Le Mont Saint Michel is a small area but extremely picturesque rocky islet in Normandy, in northwestern France, It’s very close to the English Channel. Mont St. Michel is world-famous for its attractive architecture and history as well as for its scenic beauty, attracting over 3 million tourists and pilgrims every year.

The Benedictine Abbey at Le Mont Saint Michel is measured as one of the most fantastic sights in the world.

Set atop a rock bump, often surrounded by rising tidal flows, the Abbey is known universal for its amazing medieval architecture. It’s built between the 11th and 16th centuries AD. Mont Saint-Michel was affirmed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Mont Saint-Michel became an important pilgrimage site after the building of Abbey Church in the early 11th century. Throughout its history, Mont Saint-Michel saw buildings constructed and destroyed, although most of the buildings nearby the abbey were constructed during the 14th century AD. Besides the church, the abbey has museums, chapels, shops and small houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries AD.

Other attractions at the Abbey include the figurine of St. Michael, 15th century Parish Church, the Great Wheel, Museum of History and Maritime Museum. In addition, the views of rising high tides rushing in to surround the Mont Saint Michel are truly breathtaking.


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