The Curiosity rover, which is designed to explore Mars, has found an ancient oasis on Mars. Researchers working with the Curiosity rover have found salt-enriched…
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⤵!
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.
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.
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
Top 10 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky
Top 10 the Best Books Everyone Needs Reading According to the TED Talkers
Top 10 Astronomical events soon come in 2018
Top 10 Most Beautiful Tourist Attractions in The United States
Top 10 Curious Facts about Mercury
Top 10 Facts about Moon
Top 10 Smallest Dog Breeds Around the World
Top 10 Tallest Buildings around the World