Mont Saint-Michel

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.

Mont Saint Michel Profile Sepia

Mont Saint Michel Profile Sepia

Mont St Michel Shadow on Bay Sand

Mont St Michel Shadow on Bay Sand

La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert

La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert

Mont St. Michel Stone Cathedral

Mont St. Michel Stone Cathedral

Mont St Michel Village Entrance

Mont St Michel Village Entrance

Mont St Michel Abbey Structure

Mont St Michel Abbey Structure

Mont St Michel Rocky Path

Mont St Michel Rocky Path

Interior Stone Vault Architecture

Interior Stone Vault Architecture

Village Below Mont St. Michel Abbey

Village Below Mont St. Michel Abbey

Evening Streetscape Mont St Michel

Evening Streetscape Mont St Michel

Port du Roi King's Gate Drawbridge

Port du Roi King's Gate Drawbridge

Le Mont Village Roofs below Le Mont

Le Mont Village Roofs below Le Mont

Mont St. Michel Distant Profile

Mont St. Michel Distant Profile

Mont Saint Michel Bay at Low Tide

Mont Saint Michel Bay at Low Tide

Auberge Saint Pierre Hotel Bar

Auberge Saint Pierre Hotel Bar

Mont Saint Michel Village Rooftops

Mont Saint Michel Village Rooftops

Nighttime Facade Mont Saint Michel

Nighttime Facade Mont Saint Michel

Knight's Room Mont St Michel Abbey

Knight's Room Mont St Michel Abbey

Barracks Below Mont St Michel Abbey

Barracks Below Mont St Michel Abbey

Mont Saint Michel Abbaye

Mont Saint Michel Abbaye

Mont Saint Michel Abbey Interior

Mont Saint Michel Abbey Interior

Mont St Michel Cloister Columns

Mont St Michel Cloister Columns

La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert Profile

La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert Profile

Beneath La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert

Beneath La Chapelle-Saint-Aubert

Mont Saint Michel Cloister

Mont Saint Michel Cloister

Beneath Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Beneath Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Stained Glass Mont St Michel Abbey

Stained Glass Mont St Michel Abbey

Mont Saint Michel Ramparts

Mont Saint Michel Ramparts

Gabriel Tower Gargoyle Below Le Mont

Gabriel Tower Gargoyle Below Le Mont

The Gabriel Tower Mont St Michel

The Gabriel Tower Mont St Michel

Barracks and Tower Gabriel

Barracks and Tower Gabriel

La Mere Poulard Restaurant

La Mere Poulard Restaurant

Night Scene Mont Saint Michel

Night Scene Mont Saint Michel

Night Street Scene Mont St Michel

Night Street Scene Mont St Michel

Illuminated Mont St Michel

Illuminated Mont St Michel

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