"Tide of the century" cuts off Mont Saint-Michel from mainland France

March 21, 2015 11:14 PM

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Mont Saint-Michel, an imposing granite island in the middle of a bay in northwestern France, received Saturday the "tide of the century," which raised Atlantic waters until it isolated even more the medieval village.

The tide grew as high as a four-story building, with an estimated maximum of 14.6 meters (50 feet), and created a spectacular view of that celebrated tourist attraction.

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