Mont Saint-Michael, France 📍
PRO TIP 3: Research the tides before you travel!
I think this is a tip you’ll see on any post about Mont Saint-Michel, but it is so important!
Mont Saint-Michel is famous for its tides that come in “as swiftly as a galloping horse.” However, tides are dependent on the season and the phases of the moon. 🌝 🌙 🌚 The highest tides (sometimes referred to as “spring tides” or the “tidal bore”) take place 36 to 48 hours after the full and new moons. The highest spring tides take place in March and September. To observe the phenomenon of the rising tide, you should find a spot on the ramparts about two hours before high tide.
Shawn and I were lucky to be there for TWO incredible tidal bores. One in the evening and one the next morning. We didn’t capture a full time lapse, but if you watch the videos above carefully, you can see the incredible tidal bore flooding the bay!
Also, because we went over to the island so early in the morning for Lauds (see my first post on Mont Saint-Michel to learn about the early morning church services in the abbey) when the tide came in, we were on the island while everyone else was stuck on the bridge!
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