Places of Interest

Mont St Michel

Mont Saint Michel, is a marvel of the Western World, was founded over 1300 years ago when the Archangel Saint Michael appeared at the summit of a rocky islet and called for a sanctuary to be built to the glory of God. For over 1000 years, the peoples faith and skills were applied to create the pinnacle of medieval architecture.

On this unique UNESCO site, Mère Poulard, the famous chef, founded her inn in 1888 and there created her famous recipes, renowned in France and the world over.  Today over 3 million people visit Mont Saint Michel to see the Abbey, Ramparts, walk along the Grand Rue and attend Mass.

Two of the most wonderful things to do is to take a night time tour of the Abbey (July & August only) or take part in the Pilgrimage across the shore which is held in July every year.

 

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Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates