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Colonnade in the monastery garden at the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

The island of Mont Saint-Michel is located in Normandy, Manche department. Mont Saint-Michel is famous for its Benedictine abbey, built in the 11th-16th centuries. From the Abbey Church you can enter the inner monastery gallery. It connected the various monastery rooms and was also used for prayer and meditation. During church holidays, religious processions passed through it. The gallery is located at the top of a building built in the early 13th century, which is called the Wonderworks. Along the gallery you can go to the monastery refectory, to the kitchen, to the church, to the dormitory (shared bedroom), to the archive of charters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: France
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Irina Zaiteva