The Mont Sant Michel is one of the wonders of the western world. This hill situated in Normandie is one of the most beautiful places to be visited in France. The hill forms a tower in the heart of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe.
It is said that at the request of Archangel Michel, the Bishop of Avranches built a church on the rock and some centuries after the Bennedictines settled a community. It has been one of the most important pilgrimage places in Europe (with Rome and Santiago de Compostela)
A beautiful medieval town that has been kept throught the ages and can only be visited depending on the tides, because when the tide goes up, the hill becomes and island, and only when it’s down it is linked to solid earth.
UNESCO has classed the Mont Saint-Michel as a world heritage in 1979 and it welcomes more than three million visitors a year. A marvellous place that not everyone knows about, so when hello becomes salut don’t forget to visit the fantastic abbey, the museums and the parish church.
Tuesday 26 July 2011 23:22 | Published by Blogtelopia-krds2 | Category: General Tourism,Travel News