Mark Cartwright
published on 04 October 2018

Mont-Saint-Michel is the name of a tidal island located off the coasts of Normandy and Brittany in France. While the island of Mont-Saint-Michel has held cultural, religious, and strategic value since the Merovingians held power over the region, Mont-Saint-Michel is the site of a beautiful Gothic-style Benedictine abbey, which was constructed from the 11-16th centuries CE and dedicated to the Archangel St. Michael.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2018, October 04). Mont-Saint-Michel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Mont-Saint-Michel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Oct 2018. Web. 06 Jul 2022.