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"Mont St. Michel" Mont Saint Michel Things to Do Tip by black_mimi99

Mont Saint Michel Things to Do: 151 reviews and 324 photos

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by black_mimi99

Mont-Saint-Michel is connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide, giving the mount a mystical quality.
The tides in the area shift quickly, and has been described by Victor Hugo as à la vitesse d'un cheval au galop, "as swiftly as a galloping horse." The tide actually comes in at 1 meter per second. Popularly nicknamed "St. Michael in Peril of the Sea" by medieval pilgrims making their way across the tidal flats, the mount can still pose dangers for visitors who avoid the causeway and attempt the hazardous walk across the sands from the neighboring coast. The dangers from the tides and quick sands continue to claim lives.

But now they already built new system of dam, so every each 6 hours they will release the water....

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  • Written Oct 7, 2011
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