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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.
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(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)
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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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