France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Église St-Pierre, Mont St-Michel
The small parish Church of Saint Peter dates from the 15th and 16th centuries and still holds masses.

 
   

 

Part way up the Grande Rue (Main Street) of Mont St-Michel stands the small Église St-Pierre. It blends in with the stonework all around and is easy to miss—keep an eye out for it.

Dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, St-Pierre is considered the parish church of Mont St-Michel (as opposed to the Abbey church or chapel). The church is dedicated to St-Pierre, or Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.

Given its location on Mont St-Michel, however, in the interior is a side chapel with a statue of Saint Michael slaying the dragon.

The church provides a quiet oasis and a break from the hustle and bustle of La Grande Rue. It also offers masses on most days, with a schedule posted on the door. More...

Just above the Église St-Pierre is a small cemetery, and the church's tall bell tower is both a landmark and a reminder of passing time.

When we stayed overnight, our room overlooked the bell tower and we enjoyed hearing its bells chime the hours.


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Mont St-Michel Hotels

Overnight on the Island

Mont St-Michel Transport

About Mont St-Michel

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Church of St-Pierre, Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Above, bell tower of the Église St-Pierre, Mont-St-Michel, Normandy, France.

Below, statue of Saint Michael
slaying the dragon.

 

Statue of Saint Michel slaying the dragon, Mont-Saint-Michel, France

   
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