Mont Saint Michel

May 7, 2010

This fabric bookmark comes from Mont Saint Michel, in France:

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer off the country’s north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is about 50.

Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called “monte tombe“. According to legend, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel’s instruction, until St. Michael burned a hole in the bishop’s skull with his finger.

Mont Saint-Michel was previously connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide. This has been compromised by several developments and the distance between the shore and the south coast of Mont-Saint-Michel decreased.

A dam is being constucted, making Mont Saint-Michel an island again.

Mont Saint Michel (Wikipedia.com)

One Response to “Mont Saint Michel”

  1. Vaida Says:

    What a beauty!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • options

  • Stats

  • License

    Most entries on this blog contain text copied originally from Wikipedia.com. According to the Wikimedia project's Terms of Use, I can do so as long as I link to the
  • Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License
  • Images come from Wikimedia Commons and can also be copied and shared under the same license. I'll contact owners of images taken from other websites.
    %d bloggers like this: