Mont Saint Michel Bay


Mont Saint Michel Bay can be found between Normandy and Brittany on the northern coast of France and is classified both as a UNESCO world heritage site along with being one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Located within the bay are two islands. The first being the famous Mont Saint Michel and located further to the north is the smaller Tombelaine.

Mont Saint Michel bay changes minute by minute throughout the day with the ebb and flow of the tide. The area is subjected to one of the largest tidal ranges in Europe with some being in excess of 10 meters. The sea moves extremely fast is it comes in and goes out so please make sure you take extreme care.

There are three rivers that end in the bay being the Couesnon, the Selune and the See.

The bay and the surrounding landscape offers a superb eco system for animals and plant life. A keen area for bird spotting, many wild birds such as ducks, herons, gulls, cormorants, swallows, oystercatchers and curlews can be found within the bay and there are also a large variety of other animals such as seals and various species of fish.

Mont Saint Michel bay is a glorious sight at any time of the day and a walk around the area is thoroughly recommended. Please note however extreme care should be taken and venturing onto the mud flats should be done under the supervision of a suitable guide.

History of Mont Saint Michel

History of Mont Saint Michel

Find out more about the history of Mont Saint Michel from it's beginning until present day and the part it's played throughout the centuries.

Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Find out more about Mont Saint Michel Abbey and it's wonderful selection of architecture the spans across many centuries.