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Pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel

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In the distance, a silhouette floats like a mirage on the horizon. Circled by ocean waters, an ancient abbey, founded in the eighth century, sits on a rocky island just off shore. A gilded statue of the Archangel Michael stands atop the church spire, surveying the dramatic solitude. For medieval pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James), that first view of Mont Saint-Michel sent their spirits soaring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY JÉRÉMIE ELOY

Mont Saint-Michel lies one kilometer out to sea off the Normandy coast of northern France, at the mouth of the Couesnon River, on the border of read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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