Mont-Saint-Michel Castle Castle Project by: Brook Baller & Claire Fanta
Why and when was Mont-Saint-Michel built? Mont-Saint-Michel was built under Bishop Aubert of Avranges, who thought that an angel had told him to construct it on a 300-foot rock. It was constructed in 1879, at the request of Archangel Michael.
Where was Mont-Saint-Michel built? Mont-Saint-Michel was built on the north coast of France, near the border of Brittany and Normandy. The castle sits upon the gulf of Saint Malo.
Special features of Mont-Saint-Michel One of the most important special features is the spire on the very top of the castle. The statue is depicted as Saint Michael. The castle also contains a dungeon, and a historical abbey that has been through numerous fires and restorations. Mont-Saint-Michel is also surrounded by quicksand. In addition, the castle has a sanctuary honoring Archangel Michel and a medieval alleyway.
Uses of Mont-Saint-Michel throughout the ages The castle was used in the 6th & 7th centuries as a stronghold of Romono-British culture, until it was taken over by the Franks. Mont-Saint-Michel is currently used as a museum and tour site.