Into The Mists Of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel France

The tiny tidal island and commune was once off reach to most of France, thus proving it an effective fortress when it was created in the sixth century. But thanks to changing weather patterns and increased human habitation, its distance from Normandy has diminished. To preserve Mont Saint-Michel’s legacy, in 2006 the French prime minister announced plans to create a dam and remove the silt which caused the 44-person settlement to lose its status as an island.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
Close Pop-in
Like All That Is Interesting

Get The Most Fascinating Content On The Web In Your Facebook & Twitter Feeds