9 Nov 2010

Mont Saint-Michel

The bookmark with the image of Mont Saint-Michel from France. Thanks to Quentin.



Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41.
Mont Saint-Michel was previously connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide.
The islet, celebrated for its Benedictine abbey, has small houses and shops on its lowest level. Above these stand the monastic buildings, many of which date from the 13th century and are considered outstanding examples of Gothic architecture. The entire islet is crowned by the abbey church, about 73 m (about 240 ft) above sea level.



I dream to visit that place! It's so unique and beautiful...

2 comments:

patrickcollects said...

Nice. I have one from Mont Saint-Michel too, but it's made of fabric :)

Vaida said...

it would be interesting to see it ;)

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