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Bay of Saint Michel
Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
Way up to the church
Church of the abbey
Interior of the church
Cloister of the abbey
Le Mont Saint Michel is located in northwestern France in the Normandy region. Located on the bay of Mont Saint Michel, is built on a small hill that with the high tide is surrounded by water and the land only joins by a road. Its origins are Romans and Britons but was St. Aubert of Avranches archbishop who built the Abbey. The Mont Saint Michel and its bay were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1979 and is the second most visited place in France.
N 48º 38' 05''
O 01º 30' 38''
The Church of Mont-Saint-Michel was built on top of the cliff between 1023 and 1084 over an old carolingian church. The nave is built in romanesque style and the choir is built in gothic style. The current choir whose construction lasted almost a century, emerged after the collapse of the old romanesque choir in 1421. The façade that you can see today was built in 1780.
The Cloister of the abbey was built in 1228 in gothic style but had to be restored in the XIX century. It is used as a place of reflection for monks and also as a gallery of distribution that leads to different dependencies of the abbey.
The main street leading from the main entrance to the abbey, passing through endless souvenir shops and food. It is a narrow street, steep, cobbled, often if not always crowded.
- It is a place full of people, be patient.
- The parking closest to Mont St. Michel are flooded at high
- It is not recommended to walk in the bay without a guided
tour. It is dangerous.
- The visit to the monastery costs 12€.