Le Mont Saint-Michel

It was at the request of the Archangel Michel « chief of the celestial militia » that Aubert, Bishop of Avranches built and consecrated a small church on the 16th October 709. In 966 a community of Benedictines settled on the rock at the request of the Duke of Normandy and the pre-Romanesque church was built before the year one thousand. In 966 a community of Benedictines settled on the rock at the request of the Duke of Normandy and the pre-Romanesque church was built before the year one thousand. In the 11th century, the Romanesque abbey church was founded over a set of crypts where the rock comes to an apex, and the first monastery buildings were built up against its north wall.  In the 12th century, the Romanesque monastery buildings were extended to the west and south.At the same time as the abbey was developping a village grew up from the Middle Age. It flourished on the south-east side of the rock surrounded by walls dated for the most part from the Hundred Years war. This village has always a commercial vocation.  UNESCO has classed the Mont Saint-Michel as a world heritage and the site is open to the public.

Museum: Le Mont Saint-Michel
Stadt: Le Mont-Saint Michel
Land: Frankreich
Adresse: Le Mont-Saint Michel
Website: http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com