Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

This Gothic design Benedictine abbey dedicated to Archangel St. Michael built in the 13th century whose famous silhouette is a very popular icon in France, is built on a rocky 1 hectare of land, 1.6 km from the coast of Normandy in northeast France. Once, this island is located 5 km from the shore during the medieval ages, is now surrounded by water two times a month.
One of its cobblestone street climbs in three spirals from a great granite base to the towering Benedictine abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, an architectural masterpiece built in the 13th century, replacing the original abbey, which was founded in 708 by Saint Aubert, bishop of Avranches, but destroyed by King Philip II of France in 1203.