Places I've been: Mount San Michel, France. ✮ Mount San Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century.
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island 247 acres in size, and is a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country's north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.