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Mont Saint-Michel - 50170, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 48° 38.108 W 001° 30.627
30U E 609741 N 5387966
Quick Description: The UNESCO World Heritage village of Mont Saint-Michel (population 44) has it's own post office located inside the walls at Boulevard Porte du Roy.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 4/26/2013 2:59:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZ52
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 18

Long Description:
The tiny village has few permanent residents but the enormous number of visitors and amount business activity makes this a very busy post office. The post office is tucked into the narrow winding Medieval streets that lead to the steps that reach the summit of the Mont. The post office is modern inside but features a Medieval sign handing over the street to advertise its presence.


The tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most iconic and visited places in France. It's narrow streets host over 3 million visitors a year. A 0.5 km causeway connects the island to the mainland. It can be reached by using a free shuttle bus which operated continuously during daylight hours. A bridge connecting the island to the mainland is under construction. The 247 acre island rises 301 feet above the surrounding bay. It has been a strategic fortified outpost since ancient times. The 8th century Gothic-style Benedictine monastery dedicated to of Archangel Saint Michael occupies the upper reached of the island and can be reached by climbing approximately 300 steps. A small village is contained with the fortified walls at the base of the abbey.

In 933 William I, Duke of Normandy, annexed the Cotentin Peninsula, making the Mont part of Normandy. In 1067, the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel supported William of Normandy's claim to the throne of England. As a result it was given properties and grounds on the English side of the Channel. During the Hundred Years' War, the fortified island successfully resisted repeated assaults English assaults on the island.

Mont Saint-Michel and the surrounding area are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
State/Territory: Normandy, France

Zip Code: 50170

Post Office Type: Post Office (La Poste)

Historical Significance: Part of the UNESCO World heritage Site

Current use: Active

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