Meet and Discover Mont-Saint-Michel Which Is Located in France

Meet and Discover Mont-Saint-Michel Which Is Located in France

Today’s topic is about Mont-Saint-Michel that is really a magical place. Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island and mainland commune in Normandy, France.

The island is located about one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 7 hectares (17 acres) in area.

As of 2015, the island has a population of 50. Below see the photo⤵!

Meet and Discover Mont-Saint-Michel Which Is Located in France

 

How does the name come from?

Since the 8th century AD the island has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town demonstrates 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.

Meet and Discover Mont-Saint-Michel Which Is Located in France
Since the 8th century AD the island has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name

One of France’s most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, the Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as monuments historiques.

According to the data of Wikipedia before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was named Mont Tombe. And according to a legend, the archangels Michael appeared in 708 and build a church on the rocky islet.

Meet and Discover Mont-Saint-Michel Which Is Located in France

Currently the islet belongs to the French commune of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, in the département of Manche, in Normandy. Population (1999): 46. The nearest main town, with an SNCF train station, is Pontorson. Le Mont-Saint-Michel belongs to the Organization of World Heritage Cities.

You only have to watch the video to imagine its beauty.

Source: Text; Wikipedia

Image credit: Wikipedia