Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay is a beautiful rocky islet rising up out of the sea, standing tall over the sands when the tide recedes. With a Middle Ages feel, this city that was built between the 11th century and the 16th century contains a rich history and many stunning sights, attracting visitors from all over.

The Bay of Mont Saint Michel has some of the highest tides of anywhere in Europe, with a very wide range of water levels. This is also the largest area with salt meadows in the country. Visitors can walk through the bay to Mont Saint-Michel, making for a unique experience.

WHY SPECIAL

2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Le Mont Saint-Michel et sa baie
  • Ancien moulin de Moidrey

Le Mont Saint-Michel et sa baie

Ancien moulin de Moidrey

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Original Name
Mont-Saint-Michel et sa baie
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Bay, Registered in 1979