The City of Cherbourg-Octeville, is the prefecture of Manche department, at the north of the Cotentin Peninsula, in Lower-Normandy Region. Originally just Cherbourg, it was formed when the city absorbed Octeville in the year 2000. Cherbourg-Octeville holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
At the time of the 1999 census the city of Cherbourg had an area of 6.91 km² (2.668 sq mi), while the city of Octeville had an area of 7.35 km² (2.838 sq mi). The amalgamated city today has an… Continuer la lecture
Mont Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael‘s Mount) is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France (Le Mont-Saint-Michel). It is located about one kilometer off the country’s north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41.
In prehistoric times the bay was land. As sea levels rose, erosion shaped the coastal landscape over millions of years. Several blocks of granite or granulite emerged in the bay, having resisted the wear… Continuer la lecture