Mont Saint Michel (France) – Most Magnificent Castle in The World

Mont Saint Michel at Night (source: simplepastimes.com)

 

Mont Saint Michel is a very beautiful castle located on a coral island named Lower Normandy, France. This spectacular building visited by 3 million tourists annually, Le Mont Saint Michel ranks second most visited tourist destination after the city of Paris.

Although the Mont Saint Michel Castle was built in the 8th century, grandeur and beauty of the church and it’s old buildings are still maintained until now, being here make people feels the medieval age era. Mont Saint Michel Castle is so amazing and seems similar to castle in fairy tales (read also: Pantheon – Eternal Ancient Temple of Rome).

In addition to listed as a World’s heritage site by Unesco, Mont Saint Michel Castle also famous as a holy place for Christians. Visiting the church is a religious journey. Other religion also allowed to enter this location.

Mont Saint Michel consists of several buildings and located in a very large area and looks like a small town surrounded by beautiful stunning panoramas. The beauty of this place also increased because its strategic location that near to the beach.

To get to the Mont Saint Michel church, we have to pass through an old town. Along the main road there are souvenir boutiques, restaurants and shops selling local specialties, especially gallette cake.

There are several amazing spot that need to be visited at this location, one of them is a beautiful building called church Abbatiale. This is a worship place for Catholics that wants to pray to God. After that, visitors can also visit a place where the pastors live, called Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel. There also other magnificent room called Salle des Chevaliers, it is an amazing room with great pillars and mosaic windows. This is where the Visitors can imagine the greatness that often seen in movies about chevaliers (Knight of Roman). Imagine how they stand tough using knight outfits and long sword.

Another interesting thing that should not be missed is walking along the walls of the castle, this is one of the life experience that will never be forgotten. Walking along the beach on the coral around Mont Saint Michel is also an precious moment.

Map to Mont Saint Michel.

Photo of Mont Saint Michel

 

Mont Saint Michel (source: thewondersoftheworld.net)

Mont Saint Michel (source: thewondersoftheworld.net)

 

Mont St.Michel Located on a Huge Reef (danatagle.com)

Mont St.Michel Located on a Huge Reef (danatagle.com)

 

Mont Saint Michel at Night (source: simplepastimes.com)

Mont Saint Michel at Night (source: simplepastimes.com)

 

Mont Saint Michel and it's Beach (source: paristours.france.com)

Mont Saint Michel and it’s Beach (source: paristours.france.com)

 

Town of Mont Saint Michel (source: carriegoddin4.wordpress.com)

Town of Mont Saint Michel (source: carriegoddin4.wordpress.com)

 

Shops at Mont Saint Michel (source: kotisivukone.com)

Shops at Mont Saint Michel (source: kotisivukone.com)

 

Visitors at shops area (source: journeyaroundtheglobe.wordpress.com)

Visitors at shops area (source: journeyaroundtheglobe.wordpress.com)

 

Inside Mont Saint Michel (source: staticflickr.com)

Inside Mont Saint Michel (source: staticflickr.com)

 

Inside Mont Saint Michel (source: ladica.com.br)

Inside Mont Saint Michel (source: ladica.com.br)

 

Mont Saint Michel Chapel Interior (source: everywhereonce.wordpress.com)

Mont Saint Michel Chapel Interior (source: everywhereonce.wordpress.com)

 

Inside Salle des Chevaliers (source: panoramio.com)

Inside Salle des Chevaliers (source: panoramio.com)

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