Mont Saint-Michel, Enchanting Castle Onidal Island, France - indephedia.com

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Mont Saint-Michel, Enchanting Castle Onidal Island, France



INDEPHEDIA.com - Mont Saint-Michel is a castle on a rocky tidal island in Normandy, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, about one kilometer from the northern coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon river near Avranches.

Formerly, the island located in northwestern France was known as a pilgrimage site, with a prison and fort in the middle of the island. In 1879, the land bridge was built into a causeway. Its beauty and rich history can lure tourists to visit the island and climb to the top of the monastery.



Before the first monastic construction of the 8th century, the island was called Mont Tombe, which later became Mont Saint-Michel. The island is connected to the mainland through a thin natural land bridge, then closed at high tide and visible at low tide. Therefore, Mont Saint Michel also received the title of mystic, the tide island.

To go to Mont Saint-Michel the route is very easy because there are many choices. If using public transportation, you can depart from Paris, Bayeux, Caen or Rennes. The easiest way to drive, follow the GPS instructions until you reach the parking area. Free parking is available from the parking area which will take you right in front of the island.

Another easiest way to get to Mont Saint-Michel from Paris is to take a direct train to Rennes, a small town in France which is also worth visiting. From Paris, the train will depart from Paris Montparnasse station and arrive in Rennes in 2 hours 5 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the same day via the SNCF official website. After arriving in Rennes, we can take a shuttle bus to Mont Saint-Michel. (WS.IN/ENG/*)

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