Le Mont-Saint-Michel (France)

Mont Saint Michel is a small rocky islet, roughly one kilometer from the north coast of France at the mouth of the River Couesnon, near Avranches in Normandy, close to the border of Brittany. It is home to the unusual Benedictine Abbey Church (built between the 11th and 16th centuries) which occupies most of the one kilometer diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the ocean. It is connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide, and revealed at low tide. Thus, Mont Saint Michel gained a mystical quality, being an island half the time, and being attached to land the other: a tidal island.

The first pictures were taken during the night. Thanks to my tripod most pictures are really fantastic - despite the dark night.

Unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs on the next morning. Also it was extremely windy. Therefore the second half of the pictures looks very grey.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Château de Vitré (61 km), Château de Josselin (108 km), Côte de Granit Rose (147 km), Locronan (France) (209 km), The Needles (226 km), Carisbrook Castle (229 km), Château du Clos Lucé (230 km), Osborne House (236 km), Château de Blois (240 km), Château de Chenonceau (240 km), Portsmouth (United Kingdom) (245 km), Fishbourne Roman Palace (250 km), Château de Chambord (251 km), Arundel Castle (256 km), Brighton (United Kingdom) (263 km), Beachy Head (266 km), Winchester (United Kingdom) (271 km), La Rochelle (France) (276 km), Stourhead House and Garden (281 km), Paris (France) (282 km)

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