Exceptional photos of Mont-Saint-Michel, which has become an island again thanks to high tide

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-13 17:51:02

Sunday, September 11, the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel offered a sublime spectacle to visitors. On the occasion of the high tides, the famous French monument once again became an island for a few hours, to the delight of the curious.

Credit: Gendarmerie de la Manche/ Twitter

An important phenomenon called 'tidal range' (this is the difference between high tide and low tide) allowed the emblematic abbey, this weekend, to become an island again.

The tidal coefficient was 105 that day, the highest of the year. Around 8:30 p.m., and in barely an hour, the sea has traveled about ten kilometers thanks to a wave called the tidal bore.

Mont-Saint-Michel surrounded by the sea

The phenomenon thus resulted in a breathtaking spectacle surrounding the Mont Saint Michel . For this occasion, the site had exceptionally remained open to allow the public to contemplate the countryside .

On Twitter, Internet users shared their photos taken during the event.