Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mont St Michel - FRANCE - UNESCO #80

The Mont St Michel - what a glorious place!... I've been there in 2008 in a road trip across Normandy and Brittany and spent two days exploring that magical little island - definitely one of the most beautiful sunsets in my life (in Europe, probably only bested by Stonehenge). I've sent to myself several postcards from there, but in this blog I only want to post the cards received after joining POSTCROSSING - many thanks for the swap Deborah, now I can add this to my UNESCO collection... 12 down, 950 remaining. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!

UNESCO #80 - Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay - FRANCE

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.

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