Microsoft Transforms France’s Mont St. Michel with HoloLens

Dave W. Shanahan


The Microsoft HoloLens is responsible for helping create a 3D model of Mont-Saint-Michel, an island and monastery in Normandy, France. Those equipped with a HoloLens can see the inside and outside of the cathedral as a part of an interactive exhibit at the Musée des Plans-Reliefs in Paris, France.
Microsoft worked with the museum for months to create an experience that mixes the physical relief map of Mont-Saint-Michel and work of art in its own right with mixed reality and the HoloLens. Here’s a video look at the experience.

In the video, you might notice some familiar faces, including Microsoft President Brad Smith, and President and Founder of Iconem, Yves Ubelmann, who has appeared in a Microsoft commercial about how AI can help preserve history. As noted in a post on Microsoft’s Today in Technology, HoloLens is making new and interactive ways for people to interact with the world around them. Recently, Microsoft updated the HoloLens with its own Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Now, Microsoft needs to make the HoloLens cheaper for everyone to use.