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Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Experience the magical and unique atmosphere of the Mont Saint Michel Abbey, the only place where you can find the beauties of history and architecture along with a breathtaking landscape!

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The Mont Saint-Michel Abbey is located within the small island of  Mont-Saint-Michel, in lower Normandy: it is at the top of the structural composition of the small feudal village which was built in the island.

It is part of the UNESCO world heritage site and, throughout the centuries, it has been a church, a Benedictine abbey, a prison and an historical monument.

The structure recalls both the Gothic and the Roman styles and can be divided in several parts: the underground church-abbey (“Our Mother Underground”), the Abbey-church (created to welcome the increasing number of pilgrims). Later, a new part was built: the monk living area called “Merveille”, which contains a cloister and a chaplaincy.

Nowadays, the abbey hosts some monks of the Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem from St-Gervais-et-St-Protais and, recently, it has been the main inspiration for the design of Minas Tirith in the movie The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King.