The Bay of Mont St-Michel

The bay of Mont St. Michel is washed by unusually long tides, which flow unimpeded over the smooth quicksand. The difference between high tide and low tide can sometimes be as much as 18 meters, and the strong tides can move at speeds of up to 6 mph.



Rising proudly from the bright waters of the bay, the Mont St. Michel straddles the border between the French regions of Brittany and lower Normandy.


The picturesque bay of Mont St. Michel dotted with poppies a restored mill


The windy countryside roads en route to Mont St. Michel provide breaktaking
vistas of the world famous hilltop abbey in the distance.


Wheat fields and old-time mills still exist in the area.

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