Why has the Mont-St-Michel fascinated so many for so long? Maybe it is that sense of a mystery that goes beyond the beauty of its architecture and the richness of its history. A mystery buried deep within the shifting sands, the sudden mists, the galloping tides or the laughter of the seagulls circling overhead... One cannot love the Mont-St-Michel without also taking in the full measure of the vast wilderness that encircles it on all sides. The rock and cove are a single ecosystem. It is why they have both been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.