, FRANCE * On the wide expanse of France's northern coast, a vast gothic and Romanesque basilica rises above a rocky island, its dark steeple piercing the summer sky.
Seiclo: Le Tour de France S4C, 2pm & 10pm Dros yr wythnosau nesaf, bydd S4C yn dilyn Ras y Tour de France a heddiw mae'r cymal cyntaf yn arwain y peloton ar hyd cwrs 188km o Mont-Saint-Michel
i Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, gan orffen ar draeth hanesyddol Utah yn Normandi.
02.07.2016 Stage 1: Mont-Saint-Michel
-- Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 188km
This year's race started in the Dutch city of Utrecht, 12 months after thousands of fans flocked to Leeds to see Chris Froome and company off, while the 2016 Grand Depart is in Mont-Saint-Michel
in north-west France.
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.
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
. JCB's patronage will assist CMN in its important mission to conserve these monuments as cultural assets not only for France but also for the world at large.
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.
A 760m bridge out from the coast of northern France to historic Mont-Saint-Michel
has been designed by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes.
"The giant hoof prints on the beach at the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel
is a beautiful way to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as it captures the free spirit of our wonderful partner, the horse.
The European Commission approved, on 22 November, requests for protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGO) status for four new products; a French lamb product from animals reared in the the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and in Cotentin, called Pres-sales du Mont-Saint-Michel
' (PDO); Pate de Campagne Breton' (PDO), a meat paste produced in the Cotes-d'Armor, Finistere, l'Ille-et-Vilaine, the Loire-Atlantique and Morbihan; a Slovenian honey product, Slovenski Med' (PGI); and a cheese produced in the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland, called Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar' (PGI).
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.