How to spend a day at Mont Saint Michel Normandy; Ian & Nicky McKenzie; A Good Life France

France – Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

All you need to know to spend a day at Mont Saint Michel Normandy France and make the most of your time seeing all the wonders of this amazing island.

Visited by more than 3 million people per year, Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s top tourist attractions. And it’s not hard to see why when you consider its history and spectacular location.

A brief history of Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel’s origins can be traced back to 708 when the Bishop of Avranches built a sanctuary on the outcrop in honour of the Archangel, St Michael. Over the next few hundred years, Benedictine monks settled in the Abbey and a village started to take shape below its walls. By the 14th Century the monastery, abbey and church were completed as they appear today.

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