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Mont Saint Michel
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Mont Saint Michel

July 13, 2012
This image acquired on 3 May 2012 from the Pleiades satellite shows the island of Mont Saint Michel and its surrounding bay in northwest France. Mont Saint Michel was a tidal island, meaning that it was surrounded by water at high tide and only when the waters receded was it reachable by foot. In the late 1800s, the causeway was raised to make it accessible from the mainland at all times. In this image, we can clearly see where the water meets the mud flats, with multiple channels weaving through the mud.

Credits: CNES 2012/Astrium Services/Spot Image