Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

//Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Now that we slogged through the sandy hike to Mont Saint-Michel, we spent the next day hiking up the interior.  Mont Saint-Michel started as a monastery (monks only) in the 7th century, became an abbey in the 14th century (monks and nuns), then a prison during the French Revolution (1789-1799), then back to an abbey.  Now it’s used both for religious experiences and tourism, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

 

2016-11-09T15:14:33-07:00September 10th, 2016|France|0 Comments

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