Castle Of Saint Michele
There are several ancient monuments that stand tall for more than two thousand years. It shows about the ancient mastery in architecture and helps the present generation to get knowledge about ancient cultures and history. Among those ancient monuments the castle that was designed to preserve the freedom of the people in France is the Castle of Saint Michele. It was designed with the Romanesque church model. This gothic architecture based building was built during the 13th century and it is one of the finest monuments in France located in the north-western region.
It is a rare collection of a few samples of Gothic architecture. This Castle of Saint Michele was designed and constructed by the Italian Architect William de Volpiano and it is one of the most ancient churches in Europe. The church was used to provide shelter to the local inhabitants and the two great stone towers on the entrance would be difficult for the enemies for cross over. This 84 metre pure granite monument was crowned by the abbey church on Michele Island and has withstood all natural disasters. The remodelled work carried out in the 16th century to eliminate the traces on the Castle due the war between the British and the France for the Saint Malo gulf. Along with the Castle of Saint Michele the abbey, the parish and the nearby villages to the castle are also remodelled so that it brings the ancient look to the castle even at this generation.