Spring High Tide Dates For Mont-Saint-Michel

One of the most magical places in the world becomes even more so about 20 times a year when it’s surrounded by high tides. I have never been here to see this unique occurrence, but I have been told that it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I get goosebumps just watching the video of this event!

It’s hard to imagine a 15 meter difference between low and high tide, the highest tides in Europe. I guess that’s one of the reasons why every year there are extraordinary rescue missions during the high tides.  If you are planning a trip, cycling or otherwise to Northern France, take a look at the tide tables to see if you might be lucky enough to observe the transformation of Mont Saint-Michel.

Here are the spring high tide dates:

  • Monday, February 27
  • Tuesday, February 28
  • Wednesday March 1
  • Tuesday March 28
  • Wednesday March 29
  • Thursday March 30
  • Friday, March 31
  • Wednesday April 26
  • Thursday, April 27
  • Friday, April 28
  • Saturday, April 29
  • Thursday, May 25
  • Friday, May 26
  • Saturday, May 27
  • Sunday May 28

If you’d like more information on tide levels, best viewing locations, or special things to do during the special high tides, contact the Manche Office of Tourism.  If you do happen to make it there during one of these special tides, please send me a note and a photo about the experience, I’d love to post it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow way….by bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.