Today we made our way to the UNESCO site of Mont Saint-Michel and the surrounding bay. At high tide the Abbey is totally surrounded by water, and twice a year (at highest tide) can only be reached by boat.
It is a Benedictine Abbey dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. A small church was originally built in 708 high on a mountain of solid granite. Because of its location, by the 13th century it became church, village, and military fortification.