Collectible Memento from a Breathtaking Wonder of the Western World
The splendid architectural wonder of the Len Mont Saint Michel is a visual masterpiece that has been drawing thousands upon thousands of visitors to Normandy since the religious edifice was first consecrated in 709. This lovely bronze "souvenir plate" styled fridge magnet from Worldwide Gifts is a fantastic souvenir from France and a remembrance of an unforgettable sight.
It is said that the Archangel Michael visited this spot three consecutive times, therefore causing the location to be considered a holy place that has since become an international pilgrimage destination for many Christians around the world. In addition to its spiritual significance, Le Mont Saint Michel is in a truly beautiful location that offers a great deal of natural beauty. The surrounding area also provides a number of interesting attractions for visitors to Normandy and the Bay of Saint Michel vicinity.
Some Interesting Notes about Le Mont Saint Michel
Le Mont Saint Michel is a spectacular church that is built upon a promontory that extends into the Bay. The narrow isthmus that connects the church to the mainland is subject to the vagaries of the tides, sometimes isolating the beautiful edifice by surrounding it completely with water. Restoration works are under way to protect this UNESCO World Heritage Site from water damage and to keep the narrow isthmus intact. At one time the church was used as a prison, but a monastic community has regained occupancy of Le Mont Saint Michel and its spiritual presence continues for those making the pilgrimage to the site where the angel visited.
The Grevin Museum is located at the foot of the abbey and houses an interesting wax museum that depicts the history of Le Mont Saint Michel. A discovery tour called "On the Trail of Pilgrims of Old" takes visitors in the footsteps of pilgrims of the middle ages.