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Mont-Saint-Michel in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Le Mont-Saint-Michel

 

—UNESCO World Heritage Site —

 
Le Mont-Saint-Michel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
1. Le Mont-Saint-Michel Marker
Inscription. Le Mont-Saint-Michel et sa baie figurant sur la liste du patrimoine mondial Culturel et Naturel de l’U.N.E.S.C.O.

L’inscription sur cette liste consacre la valeur universelle et exceptionnelle de ce site et la volonté de chacun de contribuer à sa sauvegarde au bénéfice de l’humanité.

English:
Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are listed as a World Heritage Cultural and Natural site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Being included on this list is testament to the outstanding universal value of this site and the willingness of everyone to contribute to its preservation for the benefit of humanity.

28 Avril 1984
 
Erected 1984.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 48° 38.103′ N, 1° 30.633′ W. Marker is in Mont-Saint-Michel, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is on Grand Rue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont-Saint-Michel, Basse-Normandie 50170, France.
 
Regarding Le Mont-Saint-Michel. On the lower right of the marker are the words, "Cornille Havard Fondeur à Villedieu."
Le Mont-Saint-Michel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
2. Le Mont-Saint-Michel Marker
This is the name of the foundry that cast the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. History. The Mont-Saint-Michel Office of Tourism presents the history of.... (Submitted on September 22, 2015.) 

2. The Massive and Controversial Attempt to Preserve One of the World’s Most Iconic Islands. The Smithsonian Magazine (June 2014) presents a history of Mont-Saint-Michel and details the some of the proposed solutions to the problem of the silting up of the bay surrounding Mont-Saint-Michel. (Submitted on September 22, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Forts, Castles
 
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By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
3. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
4. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
5. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Couesnon River leading to Le Mont-Saint-Michel
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By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
6. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
The streets are very narrow and steep.
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By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
7. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
There are also many stairs to climb.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel canon image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
8. Le Mont-Saint-Michel canon
The marker in the upper right reads:
Bombardes Anglaises abandonnées par l’armée de Thomas Scalles le 17 juin 1434 - calibre 380-420
English translation: British bombards abandoned by Thomas Scalles' army on June 17, 1434 - 380-420 caliber
Le Mont-Saint-Michel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
9. Le Mont-Saint-Michel
The business end
<i>Mont-Saint-Michel - Chappelle St. Aubert</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by J.P., circa 1910
10. Mont-Saint-Michel - Chappelle St. Aubert
<i>Mont-Saint-Michel - La Caserne et la Tour du Guet</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by HLM, circa 1910
11. Mont-Saint-Michel - La Caserne et la Tour du Guet
The barracks and Guet Tower.
<i>Mont-Saint-Michel - L'Entrée du Mont à Marée Haute</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by ND Phot., circa 1910
12. Mont-Saint-Michel - L'Entrée du Mont à Marée Haute
During high tides, it was possible to enter the Mont by boat.
<i>Le Mont-Saint-Michel - côté de la terre</i> (Landward side) image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
13. Le Mont-Saint-Michel - côté de la terre (Landward side)
Note the exposed land at low tide. High tide can rise up to 45 feet.
<i>Le Mont-Saint-Michel - L'Arrivee du Pelerinage</i> (Arrival of a Pilgrimage) image. Click for full size.
Postcard by L.L., 1910
14. Le Mont-Saint-Michel - L'Arrivee du Pelerinage (Arrival of a Pilgrimage)
The Mont has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries, with the origin of the Mont being, according to legend, that the Archangel Michael ordered the Bishop of Avranches, St. Aubert, to build a church on the island.
<i>East coast at high water, Le Mont St. Michel, France</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1900
15. East coast at high water, Le Mont St. Michel, France
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
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