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"Legend: natural distaster created Le Mont" Mont Saint Michel Local Custom Tip by Pavlik_NL

Mont Saint Michel Local Customs: 10 reviews and 22 photos

  Le Mont Saint Michael on former Mont Tobe
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  • Le Mont Saint Michael on former Mont Tobe - Mont Saint Michel
      Le Mont Saint Michael on former Mont Tobe
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      The rocks that survived the disaster?
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Legend says that first there was a large forest, where now is the bay of Le Mont Saint Michel. There was a hill "Mont Tombe" in this forest, a sanctuary for pagan believes that still were practiced in these regions along the slowly moving border of Christianity. Archangel Michael requested bishop Aubert from Avranches to built a chapel on this hill and after that, a (super)natural disaster made the whole forest sink into the sea (or it got flushed away in a tidal wave or something. Anyway, Le Mont Saint Michel was born and the strange divine happenings made large parts of the population turn to Christianity.

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  • Written Dec 10, 2007
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