Search

Search Type:

Today's News and Humor
Strange Sports Stars Rituals and Superstitions
Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know
You Know You Are Living In 2016 When....................
Religious Humor For The Clever Soul
Teacher Passes On Hilarious Report About Grandma and Grandpa at The Wreck Center



Special Images and Pictures
* MEN - Macho & Otherwise
OLD CIRCUS ITEMS - ANIMALS, CIRCUS FREAKS AND ODDITIES
STRANGE HOUSES - BUILDINGS - FURNITURE - Bridges - Highways
BEER - Liquor - Wine - Cocktails - Shots - Mixed Drinks
STRANGE ALBUM & CD COVERS - STRANGE BOOKS


Strange Survey
WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD?
 ALL ITEMS LISTED
 BEING NEAR MY FAMILY & RELATIVES
 MY GRANDPARENTS
 MY OLD FRIENDS
 MY OLD HOMETOWN
 MY OLD HOUSE WHERE I GREW UP
 MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD
 MY OLD PET - DOG - CAT
 MY TEACHERS
 NOTHING - I HAD A ROTTEN CHILDHOOD!
 
View Previous Surveys





STRANGE CASTLES - MONT SAINT MICHEL

Mont-Saint-Michel is a 1-ha (3-acre) rocky islet topped by a famous Gothic abbey, 1.6 km (1 mi) off the coast of Normandy in northwest France in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in the English Channel. The island, located 5 km (3 mi) from the shore during the Middle Ages, is now surrounded by water only two times a month. Its one cobblestone street climbs in three spirals from a great granite base to the towering Benedictine abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, an architectural masterpiece built in the 13th century, replacing the original abbey, which was founded in 708 by Saint Aubert, bishop of Avranches, but destroyed by King Philip II of France in 1203.

Its fortifications enabled the islet to withstand repeated English assaults during the Hundred Years' War. The abbey served as a prison during Napoleon I's reign. Restored after 1863, and connected to the mainland by a causeway (completed 1875), the abbey is preserved as a national historical monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of France's great tourist attractions. The abbey is celebrated in Henry Adam's classic study of medieval Christianity, Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (1913).

On the other side of the English Channel, off the coast of Cornwall, in England, is Saint Michael's Mount, the site of a priory (later a castle) that belonged to the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey in the Middle Ages.
 

STRANGE CASTLES - MONT SAINT MICHEL






The Strange Family




© 2016 StrangeCosmos.com
Read our Privacy Policy

StrangeCosmos.com StrangeVehicles.com StrangeZoo.com StrangePolitics.com StrangePersons.com
StrangeSports.com StrangeCelebrities.com StrangeMilitary.com StrangeDangers.com StrangePolice.com
StrangeBusiness.com StrangeFunKidz.com StrangeTravel.com StrangeAmericans.com StrangeFarmer.com
StrangeCollege.com StrangeOldePictures.com StrangeRacer.com StrangeBlondes.com StrangeGolf.com
StrangeVacations.com StrangeFunVideos.com StrangeMedical.com    

Disclaimer: We do our best to avoid copyrighted material. If anything on this site has been copyrighted by you, please contact us so we can remove it or give you credit!