fortified medieval abbey island
Centuries-old pilgrimage destination built upon a rocky outcrop off the French coast of Normandy. Le Mont is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It's geographical location on a tidal bay means the Mont is surrounded by 40+ foot deep waters at high tide and dry land at low tide.
Mont Saint-Michel today is home to less than 50 permanent residents, but hosts over 3 million pilgrims and tourists each year, making it France's second most visited site behind the Eiffel Tower.