La Mère Poulard
A thousand years of history, faith, and talent have shaped the “Wonder of the West” as a masterpiece of world heritage. It was in 708 that the Archangel Saint Michel appeared before Bishop Aubert and commanded that a sanctuary be built on Mount Tombe, an island in the middle of the bay that was touched by the highest tides in the world. Mont Saint Michel was then born and for a thousand years the ever more beautiful and bold buildings would continue to create a unique and wonderful architectural ensemble.
All around the monastery, the spiritual and cultural center, pilgrimage and devotion, citadel and prison, Mont Saint Michel has become a rich thread in the history of France and the Christian West. In honor of its prestigious past, in 1972 Unesco classed Mont Saint-Michel as a masterpiece of world heritage. La Mère Poulard has profoundly influenced French cuisine and is part of the heritage of Mont Saint Michel and France.