Wish I were there, earlier 1/10

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L’abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel 

Saint Michael’s Mount is a tiny rocky tidal island in Normandy
one of France’s most recognisable landmarks
the population of the island is about 50
known as a strategically important area (and inhabited) for at least 15-1600 years
the monastery is built about the 700s.

It also became a symbol of the allied landing in Normandy during the Second World War.

Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites
and more than 3.000.000 people visit it each year
so far as it’s known, the second largest tourist attraction in France.
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Aerial photo of Wikipedia “link

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Challenge – favorite places I wish I had visited earlier than I did – 1/10.

Do visit the place several times, the first time when I was 18
wish I had visited it when I was a boy
surroundings and the atmosphere will definitely be a huge inspiring experience
to a boy with lots lots of imagination and great interest to history in general.
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