Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel

Normandy, France
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The medieval abbey-fortress Mont Saint-Michel lies a half mile (1 km) off shore, separated from the mainland except at low tide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, it has long been a pilgrimage site, now visited by about 3 million tourists a year. The steep rocky island offers numerous choices for sampling omelettes, the local specialty, but La Mere Poulard near the entrance has the international reputation (and prices!). Usually a day trip, Mont Saint-Michel also has a few hotels for overnight. Hours may vary somewhat according to season, but whatever hour you go, keep the tides in mind.

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