Le Mont Saint Michel is a small but exceptionally picturesque rocky islet in Normandy, in northwestern France, close to the English Channel. Mont St. Michel is world-famous for its interesting architecture and history as well as for its scenic beauty, attracting over 3 million tourists and pilgrims every year.
The Benedictine Abbey at Le Mont Saint Michel is considered as one of the most spectacular sights in the world.
Set atop a rock knob, often surrounded by rising tidal flows, the Abbey is known worldwide for its amazing medieval architecture. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries AD. Mont Saint-Michel was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Mont Saint-Michel became an important pilgrimage site after the construction of Abbey Church in the early 11th century. Throughout its history, Mont Saint-Michel saw buildings constructed and destroyed, although most of the buildings surrounding the abbey were constructed during the 14th century AD. Besides the church, the abbey has chapels, museums, shops and small houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries AD.