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Friday, September 20, 2013
'Wonder Of The West' - Mont Sainte-Michel Abbey
Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stand the 'Wonder of the West', a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site.
We visited this site and were enthralled with its majesty.
It looms over the horizon from miles away.
It stands as a great fortress that has withstood the test of time and it takes one back to another era. It's a thrilling experience.