Photographer's Note

The chapel located on the west side at the foot of steep granite hill where Mont St. Michel is.

According legend...

The arrival of the cult of St Michael is recounted in a 10th Century manuscript called “La Revelatio ecclesiae sancti Michaelis”. According to this foundation text, one night in 708, Aubert, the Bishop of Avranches, saw the Archangel Michael in a dream commanding him to build a church on the rock.

When the Bishop expressed doubts, the angel pierced a hole in his skull with his finger! So Aubert had a chapel built on this site. In the troubled context of the Merovingian era, the fervour for the Archangel amongst the faithful spread quickly and this spot became a place of pilgrimage which was soon renamed Mont Saint Michel.

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Viewed: 1988
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Additional Photos by Oleg Kuznetsov (osub) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 264] (1663)
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