10 Amazing Castles

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#7 Mont Saint-Michel

Amazing Castles

France Mont Saint Michel 1900 pt.wikipedia.org

Situated off the coast of Normandy in France, is an ancient fortification originally built as a monastery in the 8th century. In the 15th century, King Louis XI used it as a prison. Although accessible to the mainland during low tide, the land on which this towering castle is built becomes an island at high tide. A beautiful landmark, Mont Saint-Michel is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and open to the public. Less than 100 people live on the island, in houses originally built outside the castle walls for farmers and fisher-folk.

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