France - Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel is a unique island just of the Normandy coast. The small island has a middle age town with narrow and very steep lanes and streets. At the top of the island there is a monastery and a church. During high tide it is often almost impossible to get to the island. This small island/town is visited by thousands of people every year - as it is truly unique UNESCO World Heritage site.  
 
Mont Saint Michel - Avaranches

Mont Saint Michel seen from the parking lot between the island and the cost. During high-tide most of the parking lot is under water.

Mont Saint Michel seen from the parking lot between the island and the cost. During high-tide most of the parking lot is under water.
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A typical part of Mont Saint Michel - stairs and typical middle age houses.

A typical part of Mont Saint Michel - stairs and typical middle age houses.
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There are many shops in the narrow streets of Mont Saint Michel - and most of them have beautiful signs.

There are many shops in the narrow streets of Mont Saint Michel - and most of them have beautiful signs.
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One of the many beautiful signs outside a shop at Mont Saint Michel - and a typical part of the outer wall.

One of the many beautiful signs outside a shop at Mont Saint Michel - and a typical part of the outer wall.
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A view from a street near the top of Mont Saint Michel.

A view from a street near the top of Mont Saint Michel.
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The parking lot seen from Mont Saint Michel.

The parking lot seen from Mont Saint Michel.
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Photo: euro-t-guide.com - Summer 2006

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