MARMOTIER (OR MARMOUTIER, THE MONASTERY OF THE SEA)
Petit Futé's opinion on MARMOTIER (OR MARMOUTIER, THE MONASTERY OF THE SEA)
This small island of 150 metres by 80 consists of a dozen houses hugging against each other and on which the English flag floats. This old, modest monastery probably depended on Mont-Saint-Michel, just like churches or chapels in Guernsey. Moreover, in the Val-de-Loire region, there is a former monastery founded by Saint Martin in 372, the abbey of Marmoutiers, which remains only vestiges. Is there a report? In the «place» of Marmotier, there is a granite lintel with the inscription «Saint Martin of Jersey» and the date of 1882. On the wall opposite, a white wall is a red and white buoy and a granite coat. This is Customs house. A large marine pit is used for ships, and mooring buoys are arranged there. At the low seas, huge sand and pebble benches extend to a loss of sight. Nearby is the island of Pommère, which appears at low tide on a pebble field.
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