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A small island off the coast of northwest France in an arm of the English Channel. Crowned by an abbey founded c. 708, it is a major tourist attraction.


(French mɔ̃sɛ̃miʃɛl)
(Placename) a rocky islet off the coast of NW France, accessible at low tide by a causeway, in the Bay of St Michel (an inlet of the Gulf of St Malo): Benedictine abbey (966), used as a prison from the Revolution until 1863; reoccupied by Benedictine monks since 1966. Area: 1 hectare (3 acres)


or Mont Saint Mi•chel

(mɔ̃ sɛ̃ miˈʃɛl)

a rocky islet near the coast of NW France, in an inlet of the Gulf of St. Malo: famous abbey and fortress.
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Contract notice: This Consultation Concerns The Cleaning Services Of The Common Spaces Inside The Abbey Of Mont-Saint-Michel.
French farmers have been particularly vocal this summer, blocking roads on the border with Germany and major tourist destinations such as Mont-Saint-Michel peninsula on the Atlantic.
The site near Mont-Saint-Michel is great for families, with indoor and outdoor pools, a water park, a fishing lake and a beach nearby.
CMN which conserves and restores historic monuments in France is a public administration that manages more than 100 important historical monuments including the Arc de Triomphe and the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Among the monuments for which it is responsible are the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Chateau d'Angers and Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Chateau and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne, the Arc de triomphe and the Sainte-Chapelle.
Against this background, Shaikh Hamdan and his team know what it is like to compete in this veritable equestrian marathon which will be held on a challenging course stretching from the Lucerne forest to the stunning bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.
A 760m bridge out from the coast of northern France to historic Mont-Saint-Michel has been designed by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes.
7 MONT SAINT MICHEL, France OK, SO it isn't actually a castle but the fortified monastery on Le Mont-Saint-Michel has a reputation as being tough to take.
To top it all, he suffered the indignity of being sprayed with urine during Wednesday's time trial to Mont-Saint-Michel as fans blamed him for the collision even after race officials had ruled in his favour.
Deuxieme du contre-la-montre du Mont-Saint-Michel, a 12 secondes de Tony Martin, Chris Froome a frappe tres fort : Alejandro Valverde, son dauphin, est desormais relegue a 3'25" au general.
CYCLING: Chris Froome strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey in the 100th Tour de France as he finished second behind Tony Martin in yesterday's individual time trial to Mont-Saint-Michel.
TOUR DE FRANCE: Chris Froome more than doubled his overall lead as he finished a close second in yesterday's individual time trial to the world heritage site of Mont-Saint-Michel.