Mont Saint Michel bay - Mont-Saint-Michel


The bay of the Mont Saint Michel is one of the most beautiful in the world. It has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. In the bay are two small granit islands, Tombelaine and the Mont itself. You can still go to the Mont by foot at lowtide, like the pilgrims during the Middle Ages. The walk must be done under a guide's watch because it can be dangerous. The bay is subject to powerful tides and the speed of the tide water is traditionally compared to the speed of a horse. The bay is also affected by silting up like the Venice lagoon. It is said that quicksands, due to the accumulation of silt, caused many deaths. On 16 june 2006, the Prime Minister of France, Dominique de Villepin, announced a 150 million euro project (Projet Mont Saint-Michel) to build a hydraulic dam that will help remove the accumulated silt and make Mont Saint-Michel an island again. It is expected to be completed by 2012.


Address : Baie du Mont Saint-Michel Mont-Saint-Michel France

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