Normandy, France, is famous for the D-Day invasion, when a wave of Allied forces fought straight into the teeth of the Nazi Occupation. But Sunday morning, a wave of an entirely different kind captured Normandy's attention, when a record-breaking “supertide” enveloped Mont Saint-Michel, and transformed the landmark into a gorgeous, albeit temporary, island.
Tens of thousands of people, including locals and tourists, turned up to witness the 42ft tide as it thrashed the shores of the ancient abbey -- usually connected to the mainland via a slim causeway -- following last week's solar eclipse.
The gigantic tide -- which was seven times taller than the average French person, FYI -- has been called the “tide of the century,” though it really happens once every 18 years, and affects all of northern France’s coastline. But obviously not in the game-changing way that it impacts Mont Saint-Michel -- after all, it became its own freakin' isle.