Mount Saint Michael is a jewel of architecture and one of the most impressive sights of the World, situated in Normandy
Mount Saint Michael is an ancient island were Aubert, the bishop of Avranches (a city in Normandy) founded an oratory and a chapel after he had a Saint Michael archangel vision. This chapel was replaced a few centuries later by a Benedictine monastery.
Nowadays, Mount Saint Michael is more an island because a causeway (La « digue du Mont Saint Michel ») leads to the Mount Saint Michael and it is possible to reach the Mount Saint Michael by car.
The Mount Saint Michael must be visited by walk. It is renowned for :
* the narrow streets plenty of medieval houses, « echoppes » (small shops) and restaurants
* the monastery, the abbey, the ramparts, the church and La Merveille du Mont Saint Michel, a gothic structure