The highest tides in Europe
Straddling the land and sea between Cancale and Granville, Mont-Saint-Michel Bay extends over an area of around 500 square kilometres and offers a huge variety of natural environments. The dense herbaceous vegetation of the salt marshes, covered regularly by the sea, is much appreciated by the peacefully grazing sheep. Another trademark feature of the bay is the polders: fertile lands reclaimed from the sea by building protective dykes, which are used especially for growing vegetables. You’ll be awe-struck by the height of the tides and the changing character of the landscape, as well as the light. You can’t miss the Mont-Saint-Michel and its abbey, an architectural gem straight out of a fairytale. The coastline, stretching along wide beaches, grows wilder and more jagged between Cancale and the Pointe du Grouin headland. Parasol pines and an emerald-green sea: it’s like being in the South of France. Just opposite the Pointe du Grouin is the île des Landes, an ornithological and botanical reserve. Binoculars at the ready!