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Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France
Lat/Lon: 48.38.8.016, 1.30.38.016
Category: Cultural Sites
Criteria: (i)(iii)(vi)
Date of Inscription: 1979
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/80

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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