Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mont St Michel - FRANCE - UNESCO #80

Two more cards of my favorite french monument, Le Mont Saint Michel in Normandy France, this time sent by my sweet sister-in-law that went there with her husband and son. Merci Belita, Eric and Benoit! Since I already have this site, the counting remains the same, but now I own 3 cards of this trully awesome place. This postcards took 5 days to arrive!
UNESCO #80 - Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay - FRANCE

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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