Le Mont Saint Michel

Fall asleep on an island – wake up on peninsula

Rising above sea level, Mont Saint Michel is a rocky island in the English Channel, about a mile away from Normandy in France. Mont Saint Michel is an amazing city, castle, island and abbey in one. The monastery located at the very top of the island made this destination World famous. The dramatic view and winding streets of the medieval city, a four-hour drive from Paris, have included this unusual place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the sixth century, church monks and hermits lived here in search of faith, peace, and solitude. Pilgrims at that time had to cross the island carefully, as there was no access and the tides changed very quickly. In the late 1800s, the first embankment was built, connecting the island with the mainland, allowing pilgrims and later tourists to reach the city. Due to high tides,  mornings convert the place  in  peninsula  and an island at the afternoon. At the entrance gates of the city is the emblem of the city (two salmon swimming in opposite directions) and information on when to leave the peninsula that day if you don't want to swim. It is best to go on a tour of the island around noon.
This place did not leave the film production indifferent. Scenes from "The Lord of the Rings", "The Man with the Iron Mask" and "The Three Musketeers" have been produced here.

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