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The ramparts of Mont-Saint-Michel
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From the shore, you have to pass the former guardhouse of the Bourgeois. This is where foreigners and pilgrims were searched and obliged to leave their weapons or their iron sticks. Mont-Saint-Michel is a citadel that has often been besieged but never taken. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, the ramparts are a remarkable example of medieval military architecture. Curtain walls flanked by semi-circular towers and a bastioned tower provided the security to build ever higher.
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