The tides

The tides
The tides
The tides
The tides
The tides
The tides
 PHOTOS

The highest tides in the world, taking place in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, is a wonderful show that men have decided to preserve for future generations thanks to the Grand Restoration Project of the Mont-Saint-Michel.

 

Twice a day the tides invade the Mont Saint Michel bay.

It is characterized by the movement of the sea rising (flux) and descending (reflux) caused by the combined effect of gravitational forces of the moon and sun as well as the configuration of the coasts, some of which, like the Mont-Saint-Michel bay, accentuate the amplitude of the waves.

With an amplitude of about 13 metres on days of high tidal coefficient, the sea withdraws about 15 kilometres at high speed and comes in again just as quickly, repeating this incessant movement twice a day.

View the tide calendar at Mont Saint Michel