A mythical destination… the Mont-Saint-Michel bay Kingdom of water and sand

UNESCO “World Heritage” sites are mirrors of the past; they are exceptional as much for their history as for their architecture. Mont Saint Michel  a “Wonder of the West” and its bay attract many visitors year after year. The Gothic Benedictine Abbey, dedicated to the Archangel Saint-Michael, is the source of many legends...

The bay of Mont Saint-Michel, between Cancale and Granville, constitute a 500 km² depression. It is the scene for the highest tides in Europe, with a tidal range of 15 metres ; the bay combines a variety of natural environments, and is the largest area in France for salt meadows and polders.

The Bay of Mont Saint-Michel offers a great diversity of landscapes: mudflats, salt marshes, rocky coasts, deep waters, but also polders and fields, dunes, fresh water marshes and rivers.

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THALASSO GRANVILLE, BAY OF MONT SAINT MICHEL

A TOWN, AN ARCHIPELAGO… GRANVILLE AND CHAUSEY ISLANDS A MARITIME AND CULTURAL HISTORY

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