Your Cart

Dear Friends! Due to the last events with Russia and Ukraine, we had to stop selling for an unpredicted time.

Sorry for that! Hope to see you again when all is all right.

All orders received earlier will be delivered or refunded depending on your country.

Metal Fridge Magnet: France. Le Mont Saint Michel (Scroll-Shaped, Brass Color)

Metal Fridge Magnet: France. Le Mont Saint Michel (Scroll-Shaped, Brass Color)
Out Of Stock
Metal Fridge Magnet: France. Le Mont Saint Michel (Scroll-Shaped, Brass Color)
Ex Tax: US$5.99
Price in reward points: 599
  • Stock: Out Of Stock
  • Weight: 60.00g
  • Dimensions: 8.00mm x 55.00mm x 75.00mm
  • SKU: 00004922

Like it? Share it!


Write a review

Please login or register to review


The Evergreen Appeal of Le Mont Saint Michel

Located 1 km off the French northwestern coast at Normandy, Mont Saint Michel is a beautiful tidal island. It spreads over 247 acres and has a rocky terrain near Avranches at the mouth of the Couesnon River. The island is very sparsely populated but has immense importance in terms of its strategically constructed forts. It was added in the World Heritage Site list of UNESCO in 1979 and as one of the most well-recognized French tourist spot, attracts more than 3 million people annually. The Benedictine Abbey is the prime attraction of the island. The church standing tall on the 1 km-diameter rocks protruding from the English Channel has spell of its own and it features prominently in this metal fridge magnet souvenir of Mont Saint Michel. This brass-colored magnet is shaped like an ancient scroll, which you will find really unique.

Interesting Facts about Mont Saint Michel

The legend behind the construction of the church is that the Archangel Michael appeared and inspired Aubert - the Bishop of Avranches into building an oratory on Mont Tombe (as Mont-St-Michel was known at that time). Historically, William de Volpiano, an Italian architect of the 11th century is given credit for designing the Romanesque church of the abbey. The structure was reinforced in the 12th century by Robert de Thorigny by constructing the main facade of the Church. In 1204, Philip Augustus, the French King facilitated the further construction of a cloister and refectory in a new Gothic style. The abbey was closed during the Revolution and served as a prison for priests. However, under the leadership of prominent figures like Victor Hugo, the prison was closed in 1863 and Mont Saint Michel became a historic monument in 1874.

We use cookies and other similar technologies to improve your browsing experience and the functionality of our site. Check Privacy Policy for details.