Mount Saint Michel: A Jewel to Admire
This is a very interesting magnet souvenir from France that depicts Mount Saint-Michel, a well known rocky island. It is a very recognizable landmark that most French people are well aware of. One of its biggest appeals is its history, both culturally and politically, which makes this a great piece for history enthusiasts to admire. After all, it is a World Heritage Site and has seen many political and social movements come and go.
However, it is much more than just a symbol of European history and can be admired on its own. Like this magnet shows, it boasts some impressive feats of construction and architecture that make it look like a Greek estate. If you like touring, you are sure to recall a trip to this island fondly as there is plenty to check out as well as numerous places to stroll through.
The Island from a Historical Perspective
Mount Saint Michel is under the jurisdiction of Normandy. It is small and holds a small population of less than 50 persons. However, it has been populated for centuries The island's most conspicuous role has been military as and it served as a fort. Quite interestingly, what we find ay the is not a fort but a monastery.
There are records that the island has been populated since the Sixth century. The Gallo-Romans settled there until they were pushed away by the Franks. The island was under attack of the Vikings, for that reason it was granted to the Bretons in the Ninth century. Over the centuries, the island was over to many hands until it ended under French control in the Eighteenth century.
It's just a great place to take a camera and absorb a great deal of French culture. And if you didn't get the opportunity to take your own pictures you can put this magnet up on your fridge as a nice appealing rendition of a one of a kind island that continues to gracefully shine under the sun.