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Welcome to our web site about Le Mont Saint Michel and its local county's Normandy a Brittany

 

We created this web site so other people can visit and enjoy this magical and mystical place.

 

 

 

Make Sure U Stay The Night

If you visit Le Mont St Michel make sure you stay the night. You will not be disappointed. There are lots of hotels on Mont Saint Michel and in the surrounding area, also camping and caravanning sites.

 

La Mere Poulard a renowned

Restaurant with a interesting past. for more information.

 

 

Interactive Map of Mont-St-Michel on the Normandy & Brittany Coast

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The Old Town

The old town of Mont Saint Michel. The houses are mostly timber framed. The street is constructed of corbels making the old town one of my favourite places on the mount. Read More

 

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Tour Gabriel for more information Click Here

 

The salle des Chevaliers for more information Click Here

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Galleries and the garden of the cloister for more information Click Here

Night photo of the Abbey from the ramparts. for more information  Click Here

Le Mont Saint Michel is a fantastic medieval abbey and town built on top of a granite island. It is located on the north cost of France, and forms the regional border between Normandy a Brittany. Look below to see Mont Saint Michel on the map.

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Mont Saint Michel in the Movies

 

Mont St Michel has been in the movies in 1950 it was featured in the film The Elusive Pimpernel and in 1991 the film mind walk was set on Mont Saint Michel. In The film Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The appearance and structure of the city Minas Tirith were based upon Mont-Saint-Michel.

 

 

Mont Saint Michel and St Michael's Mount

 

In the past, Mont St Michel was the Norman equal too St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, England it was given to the Benedictines, a religious order of Mont Saint-Michel, by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.

 

The coat of arms for Mont St Michel

History

Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called "monte tombe". According to legend, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky island. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until St. Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.

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The Cloister

Due to the nature of the Mont and the way that the abbey has needed to be constructed, the cloister is on top of the rest of the abbey buildings and not at the centre of the complex. Despite this, the cloister which crowns the Merveille [1] has maintained the form and functions of other cloisters found in all other monasteries with just a few subtle differences which set it apart, turning it into a symbolic representation of an ideal monastic life.  Read more

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Salle des Chevaliers

The Salle Des Chevaliers is an exceptional case of gothic Norman architecture. Located Underneath the cloister, the Salle Des Chevaliers is on level two of the Merveille and was built a little time after the Salle des Hotes. Built out of granite the Salle Des Chevaliers as seen the photo appears spacious with two considerable sized fireplaces. Read more

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If you would like your hotel, restaurant, gift shop, Museum or tourists attraction listed on our web site please contact us  

Introduction

When you first see Mont-Saint-Michel which is situated on the north Normandy and Brittany coast of France, between the city's of Saint Malo and Avranches  you see friary tall castle rising up from a flat bay of sand and water. This culture centre of Western Christianity is the border point of Normandy and Brittany in France. (See our interactive map for precise location)

Mont-St-Michel is truly magical picture of middle age man as well as his culture left to us. The culture of mankind is reflected within the hierarchy where Western Christianity is actually founded: the actual abbey that is situated on the summit and confirms the Mont’s spiritual dominance, while the actual ramparts show the military power which encloses the lower town. The bay is swept twice each day by probably some of the fastest tides within Europe. The speed, in which the flood waters arrive, is said to be the same speed as a galloping horse. When the tide is out you can walk around the bay area but caution must be taken as there is quicksand about these threats associated with death have been exaggerated within old folk stories of Mont Saint Michel. Read more  

History

Tour Gabriel

In 1524 Gabriel de puy, a French military engineer built the Tour Gabriel to finish the Enceinte des Fanils, the walls built to protect the storerooms of the Abbey The ramparts were planned with an eye to the latest developments in the field of artillery, which made it possible to shoot in all directions in the least possible amount of time. Read more  

The Bay

For many years, the bay around Mont saint Michel is considered a must see and a place to be explored when visiting the Mont. However in recent years the bay has become important for more than just tourist and sight seers, since the arrival of ecology scientific studies that have been carried out all over the bay due to the bays surprising natural phenomena.

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