What You Might Not Know About Mont-Saint-Michel – France’s Famous Monastery

Mont-Saint-Michel is steeped in mystery: Its construction alone is perplexing – a monastery built atop a steep crag in the middle of a bay. Surrounded by water at high tide, at low tide you can walk across the tidal flats to visit it. Mont-Saint-Michel is one of France’s most visited locations, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Have you ever been there?

00:00 Intro
01:01 How to get there and when is the best time?
01:34 How they built it
02:21 Dangerous surrounding
03:08 The architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel
04:39 Inhabitants: monks and nuns
05:19 The darkest secret of the abbey
06:07 A deeply mysterious place

Report: Jana Oertel
Camera: Jérémie Eloy
Editing: Christian Kahle
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