Friday, January 2, 2009
Mont St Michel in France
In the year 933 William I annexed the region including Mont St Michel for Normandy and remained under Norman control during their conquest of England in 1066.
As reformation fervor waned the abbey lost it's significance and the Abbey of Mont St Michel was turned into a prison for several decades, closing in 1863.
Mont St Michel is now a Unesco World Heritage site, recognized for it's unique role in geographical as well as human history.