My favourite place: Mont Saint Michel, France

In the first of our new historical holidays series, Janina Ramirez shares her love for Mont Saint Michel – still a site of medieval splendour

Mont Saint Michel (Getty Images)

This article was first published in the July 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine 

For everyone from Joan of Arc to Walt Disney, the sight of Mont Saint Michel’s soaring towers and impenetrable walls, emerging from a glistening mirror of water, has proved inspirational.

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