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Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy. It is mostly occupied by the abbey of the same name, one of the most important medieval artifacts (and one of the biggest tourist traps) in France. The abbey church with a romanesque nave and gothic chancel is built on top of a rock, with other abbey buildings clinging to the sides of the rock. Wedged between the abbey rock and the wall that tightly hugs the rock, there is a one-street town with the population of about 50.