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Mont Saint-Michel

 Mont-Saint-Michel before the legend


legend or reality ?


 Mont-Saint Michel before the legend is the story of the rock called Tombe, of the forest and of the sea.


It was a one hundred and fifty foot high rock. For thousands of years, it resisted erosion from wind and water. Around the rock, there was a thick forest. The forest was called Scissy. At the beginning of the 8th century (when bishop Aubert dedicated the rock to Saint-Michel), this forest disappeared: it was engulfed by the sea during an enormous tidal wave. And it is on this rock, lost in this immense bay, between sky and sea, that the men of the Middle Ages built Mont Saint Michel.




                                                                    blue  se sea         green : forest







tidal wave



flood current

ebb current

low tide

high tide

water depth estimate


spring tide


tidal range



tide staff

tide of rise

tidal bore

tide tables



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1. (                 ) in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel are among the strongest in the world.

2. The difference in the (                                      ) between (3 words - Space)

3. (                       ) and (2 words - Space)

4. (                          ) in the same place, (2 words - Space)

5. (called the (                                ) ) (2 words - Space)

6. is around forty feet. The beaches are almost completely flat. The sea comes in many miles in just a few hours. The sea comes in at an amazing speed, like a horse at the gallop and surrounds Mont-Saint-Michel. It is dangerous for people to fish or walk on the (                             )

7. It is very dangerous and it is imperative to know the (                             ) (2 words - Space)

8. and (                             ) (2 words - Space)

9. because the (                                ) (2 words - Space)

10. forms a wave called the (                             ) . (2 words - Space)

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