Mont Saint-Michel is a French Commune located on a tidal island in Normandy, France. The Abbey was built in the 8th century by St. Aubert after receiving a vision of St. Michel. This is also why it is considered a Roman Catholic site. It was considered to be both a place of passage and fortress for the Duchy of Normandy because of the repeated conflicts started in the 14th century. Because of its unique location, it is only accessible during low tide. Pilgrims and locals would carefully make the journey from mainland France to the Abbey. Because of its tenability and its natural defensive embankments, the French had considered this to be an extremely important stronghold in Normandy during the Hundred Years’ War. This site is rich with historical and cultural significance which is also why it is an officially designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.