The Normandy high tides make for great photo opportunities. There’s a road under all that water!
The photo is taken at Le Havre de la Vanlée in Bricqueville-sur-Mer in Normandy. Watching the tide come in here is interesting as the road floods completely cutting the village off from the coast.
The Normandy high tides phenomenon attracts visitors all along the coastline. The area around Mont St Michel sees the highest tides where the difference between high and low tide can be up to 15 meters. To see this happening you need to consult a Normandy high tide timetable.
You need to check what the co-efficient number is on the timetable. The higher the number, then the higher the tide. A figure of around 100 is a reasonably high tide. The link above also highlights days when the co-efficient is very high and Mont-Saint-Michel gets cut off from the mainland. This is an incredible sight to see.
Equally as interesting is to see the Normandy coastline when the tide is very low. The beaches are an incredible sight to see at low tide. You may want to watch or take part in peche à pied at low tide. This is fishing on foot. Locals take the opportunity to go to the beach with a bucket and a small rake and unearth shellfish in the wet sand.
Discover more recommendations for things to see and do in the Normandy Insider’s Guide.