The Mont Saint-Michel castle was built by William de Volpiano, an Italian architect. Mont Saint-Michel actually began as a monastery rather than a defensive structure like most other castles. The fortified commune experienced a history of tides due to its unique island location. Accumulated silt has reduced Mont Saint-Michel's island position but recent constructions of a hydraulic dam are returning Mont Saint-Michel to an island.
An elevated light bridge is being built as the natural land bridge is unreliable due to the changing tides. Located in Normandy, France, this Romanesque architecture attracts an astounding 4 million visitors each year.
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The street view may remind some of the magical school of Hogwarts. The night captures of the entire Mont Saint-Michel on the other hand just displays enchanting beauty.