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07:45 GMT +3 hours19 December 2014
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A trip to Mont Saint-Michel, a fortress town on the English Channel

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© Photo: Anton Alekseev
The fortress town of Mont Saint-Michel, located in Normandy, France, has existed for more than 13 centuries. The island is a granite rock 930 meters in diameter and 92 meters above sea level.

The fortress town Mont Saint-Michel, located in Normandy, France, has existed for more than 13 centuries. This place is the setting of many old legends. According to one of them, in 708, Archangel Michael appeared before Saint Aubert, bishop of Avranches.