Tide turns Mont-Saint-Michel into an island
Video shows how French World Heritage site was cut off from the mainland for several hours
High tides temporarily turned Mont-Saint-Michel in France into an island on Monday.
VIDEO: Mont-Saint-Michel island cut off during extremely high tide.— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 20, 2020
Such a high tide is a rare phenomenon - in the space of a few hours water even covers the raised bridge connecting the UNESCO World Heritage Site to the outside world pic.twitter.com/mgTtWmI3Zq
The phenomenon, which can take place up to 20 times a year, saw the World Heritage site cut off from the mainland for several hours, as the 760m curving bridge - opened in 2014 - to the island flooded, as it is designed to do.