Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

Bay located between Brittany and the Normandy peninsula of Cotentin

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Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mont st michel aerial.jpg
LocationBrittany, Normandy, France
Part ofMont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iii), (vi)
Inscription1979 (3rd session)
Coordinates48°38′05″N 1°30′38″W / 48.634722°N 1.510556°W / 48.634722; -1.510556Coordinates: 48°38′05″N 1°30′38″W / 48.634722°N 1.510556°W / 48.634722; -1.510556
Official nameBaie du Mont-Saint-Michel
Designated14 October 1994
Reference no.709[1]
Mont-Saint-Michel Bay is located in France
Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
Location of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay in France

The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay (French: baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, Breton: Bae Menez-Mikael) is located between Brittany (to the south west) and the Normandy peninsula of Cotentin (to the south and east)[2]. The bay is part of the club of the world's most beautiful bays (fr) and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site[3]. Due to the significant tidal movements in this region (over 10 meters) a large part of the bay is uncovered at low tide. There are two granitic islands in the bay: Tombelaine and the Mont-Saint-Michel. Many birds and harbor seal live in this area.

  1. ^ "Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "View of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay on French official map by Institut géographique national". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay". Retrieved 8 August 2018.

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