Mont Saint Michel is a monastic establishment, built in the 6th century to serve the Duke of Normandy (William I). This legendary mountain is situated in the Normandy region, about 350 km west of Paris. It takes about 3 hours to reach there. Because of its blend of different cultures mount Saint. Michel is one of the most visited places in France, the Mont Saint-Michel welcomes approximately 2.5 million guests a year.
The climb up to the Mont Saint-Michel is considerable: the pathway leading to the top is steep, narrow and cobblestoned. There are also a good amount of stairs you need to climb, especially when venturing up to the Abbey. Be sure to bring a good pair of walking shoes.