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Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay, France. Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stand the 'Wonder of the West', a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. UNESCO World Heritage Site

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St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England. St Michael's Mount is a tidal island 366 metres off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall, England.

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from Oh, Say Can You Say?

Photo Funday: French castles

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Mont Saint-Michel, France (tide out) is a rocky tidal island 247 acres in size. The population of the island is 44, as of 2009. The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and since the 8th century AD been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. More than 3,000,000 people visit it each year.

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Mount San Michel is a medieval town called Avranches. The monastery, which gives the place it's name was fortified in the thirteenth century, with three cities whose fortifications and development are remarkable: Aigues Mortes (1270-1276), Carcassone, and Avignon (1309-1377). These fortified cities, called "bastides" marked the frontier of the kingdom at the end of the Middle Ages. More than 300 were built in France alone, between 1220 and 1350.

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Mont St. Michel

Mont St. Michel Prints by Philip Plisson - The Mont Saint Michel is an abbaye built on a rock in the middle of a bay, in Normandy, France. At low tide, one can walk on the sand, at high tide, the Mont is surrounded by the sea and cut from the continent. It is still a place of pilgrimage, monks and nuns still live there, and masses are still celebrated in the church at the top of the mount.

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Walking To The British Isles

St Michael's Mount, off the coast of Cornwall, UK, at low tide you can walk across to The Mount

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