Starbucks France Icon Mug


Starbucks France released Starbucks France Icon mug featuring the rocky island of Mont Saint-Michel.

Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay are UNESCO World Heritage Sites with the criteria such as cultural, historical, and architectural significance, as well as human-created and natural beauty.

The island got its name from Saint-Michel monastery which was established in the 8th century.  The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and since the eighth century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it. On top God, the abbey and monastery, below this the Great halls, then stores and housing, and at the bottom, outside the walls, fishermen and farmers’ housing. Its unique position of being an island only 600 metres from land made it readily accessible on low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey Equally, this position made it readily defensible as an incoming tide stranded, or drowned, would be assailants. By capitalizing on this natural defense, The Mont remained unconquered during the 100 years war with a small garrison successfully defending The Mont against a full attack by the English in 1433.The reverse benefits of its natural defense was not lost on Louis XI who turned The Mont into a state prison and thereafter the abbey started to be used more regularly as a jail during the Ancien Régime from the sixteenth century.

Mug # 23 | France Starbucks Icon MugAccording to legend, the Archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel’s instruction, until Michael burned a hole in the bishop’s skull with his finger.

Mug # 23 | France Starbucks Icon MugThe Starbucks France Icon Mug is part of the 2008 Starbucks collection. The Starbucks France icon mug as well as all Starbucks Icon mugs in France are manufactured in China.


France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union

and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. With a total population of around 66 million, it is the third most-populous European country. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation’s largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The current Constitution of France, adopted by referendum on 4 October 1958, establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people. The nation’s ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, one of the world’s earliest documents on human rights, which was formulated during the seminal French Revolution of the late 18th century. France has been a major power in Europe since the Late Middle Ages. It possessed the second-largest colonial empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This legacy is reflected in the prevalence of French language, culture, and jurisprudence worldwide. Throughout its long history, France has produced many influential artists, thinkers, and scientists, and remains prominent global center of culture.

It hosts the world’s fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, drawing around 83 million foreign tourists annually – the most of any country in the world.


Starbucks France Icon Mug is still available on all Starbucks stores in France.

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