Mont Saint Michel is not the only castle in Normandy. There are hundreds of them. Some are used as private housing, some others are museums, finally, some are Airbnbs or a mix of all 3. Today, we’ll gonna talk about one very beautiful castle currently being restored. Annie Uechtritz is restoring with her husband aContinue reading “What is the name of the Uechtritz chateau in Normandy?”
In 933, the dukes of Normandy ceded the Cotentin Peninsula to the Viking Rollo and his descendants. The Mont Saint Michel Abbey, located on the peninsula, was subsequently controlled by Benedictine monks from Fontenelle.
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So to sum up : Mont Saint Michel is inside Normandy, at it’s extreme west border.
After Robert Jolivet died in 1411, he was eventually put in charge of the Mont Saint Michel by Pope John XXIII. During the first years of his administration, he seemed inclined to follow the example of his predecessors, but tiring of the severe rule of his Abbey, he studied in the « Faculté des Décrets ». Recalled toContinue reading “Mont Saint Michel from 1300 to 1600”
The Merveille was begun in 1203 by Jourdain XVII abbot, 1191 to 1212; he built the room of the Almonry, the Cellar, and began the Refectory above the Almonry which Raoul des Isles finished from 1212 to 1218.
Saint Aubert, Bishop of Avranches erected in the eighth century a church to honor Saint Michel who had appeared to him several times. He was able with God’s help and knowledge to what dimensions it should be built. He gave twelve clerks, called canons, goods, and property for their food and clothing.