Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France
An island commune in Normandy, France located about a kilometer (0.6 miles) off the coast, the island has been the site of a fortress since the 8th century. The abbey at the top of the hill was built between the 11th and 16th century.  The island and bay have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Location
Mont Saint-Michel, France
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Events
8th century/1st century AH
11th-16th c./5th-10th c. AH
Dimensions
97 sq. hectares
Variant Names
Mont Saint-Michel
Mount Saint Michael
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Building Usages
citadel
military
cathedral
religious
monastery
religious
fort
military
Keywords
coastlines
islands
World Heritage Sites