Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mont Saint Michel, France


The Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe�s most unforgettable sights. Set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances.

The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name.

The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers.

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