Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel – France

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Mont Saint-Michel.

According to a legend Archangel Michael gave instruction to build a a church on this island, which is now named after him.

Five centuries later, during the 100 Years’ War between England and France, the town of Mont Saint-Michel was threatened. It was the most important town of Normandy, which at that time was a wealthy part of France. It was also the only place in Normandy the English hadn’t captured yet. During this invasion of France the English besieged Mont Saint-Michel several times.

However, the French assigned Betrand du Guesclin, hero of France in making, to defend Mont Saint-Michel, which he did succesfully. The English did not manage to captured it. Nowadays you can visit the temporary house of Betrand du Guesclin.

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