Mont Saint-Michel, a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979, is a small, rocky, tidal island in Normandy, about one kilometer off the north coast of France. It is situated at the mouth of the Couesnon River, near the border with Brittany. Mont Saint Michel is noted for its Benedictine Abbey and steepled church, which were built between the 11th and 16th centuries.
Until recent times Mont Saint-Michel was connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which flooded rapidly with the incoming tides, thus creating the tidal island. In 1879, the land bridge was fortified into a causeway and now there are plans replace it with a bridge, while at the same time removing the silt to
once again create a tidal island.
Mont-St-Michel was used as a stronghold as far back as the 6th century. Le Mont-St-Michel was used in Read More→