Supertide Turns French Town Into Island

Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Island living comes to France. A historic supertide turned France’s famous medieval town into an island over the weekend, drawing thousands of visitors to witness the phenomenon.

Supertide turns French town into island briefly

'Supertide' Turned a French Medieval Town Into an Island

Mont St. Michel is typically accessible by a narrow causeway, but the so-called “tide of the century”, that happens once every 18 years, raises sea levels across the French coast — making the island’s pathway nonexistent.

Supertide brings island life to French town

The peak of the tide was on Saturday morning when the water rose to almost 42 feet “at the pace of a horse’s gallop.” During low tide people were again able to walk across the seabed to the town.

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