or Mont Saint Michel

[ mawn-san-mee-shel ]

  1. a rocky islet near the coast of NW France, in an inlet of the Gulf of St. Malo: famous abbey and fortress.

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How to use Mont-Saint-Michel in a sentence

  • Il semble que la cathdrale soit le Mont-Saint-Michel de cette baie aux lumires mouvantes.

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  • The body of the saint was deposited in the neighbourhood of Mont-Saint-Michel, in a church surrounded by forests.

  • Beside us walked two priests who were also going to the Mont Saint-Michel.

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British Dictionary definitions for Mont-Saint-Michel


/ (French mɔ̃sɛ̃miʃɛl) /

  1. a rocky islet off the coast of NW France, accessible at low tide by a causeway, in the Bay of St Michel (an inlet of the Gulf of St Malo): Benedictine abbey (966), used as a prison from the Revolution until 1863; reoccupied by Benedictine monks since 1966. Area: 1 hectare (3 acres)

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