Mont Saint Michel

Wednesday, 13th July 2005 by

This is the small islet of Mont Saint Michel, just off the north coast of France. It is home to a Benedictine Abbey and steepled church, which were built between the 11th and 16th centuries, and was connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge. Before modernization the bridge was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide.

These days the land bridge has become a causeway, which has unfortunately contributed towards a general silting-up of the bay. To prevent the water from disappearing completely, there are plans afoot to replace the causeway with a bridge (Wikipedia page).

Mont St. Michel

Thanks: Tony, Mark D, Jef Poskanzer, Jerome, Holly Helterhoff, Tim, ray hollis, Mathieu, David Patrick, Christophe Roudet, Patrick R, Marc, Gwen, Marc Armstrong and Gabriel.