This remarkable medieval walled city, crowned by its great gothic abbey, is built on a small granite outcrop standing all by itself in the flats of the estuary of the river Couesnon, in an area now knows as Mont Saint Michel Bay. Mont Saint Michel was one of the first monuments to be classed as a UNESCO world heritage site, as far back as 1979.
Its unique position of being an island only 600 meters from land made it easy accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey. Also this position made it easy defensible. The incoming tides made enemy’s drove off or drowned.
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Le Mont Saint Michel is in good shape until this day because it remained onconquered during the hundred of years, succesfully defending it against a full attack by the English in 1433
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