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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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Photo Funday: French castles

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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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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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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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