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    Normandy/Normandie, France

    by ranger49 Written Aug 9, 2007

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    Danger alert!

    Warning to all Francophiles planning to visit any where in this Region of France.
    VT has annexed it to the United Kingdom - see Normandy in VT Destination search.

    Europe > United Kingdom > Normandy

    Thanks to VT Member Craigellachie for this information August 9th 2007.

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    Fast-moving tides at Mont St Michel

    by Carmanah Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    There are a few places in the world where there is such an extreme difference between high tide and low tide. Mont St Michel is one of them, with a difference of up to 50 feet! What that means is that when the tide has fully gone out and it begins to come back in, it moves as fast as a galloping horse!

    While I've never seen these fast tides in person, they are extremely powerful forces of nature and precautions must be taken seriously. There are a series of warnings around Mont St Michel and also in tourism literature such as pamphlets.

    I never spent any time along the beaches at the base of Mont St Michel, but I've attached this picture I took when our tour bus was approaching it. You can see how these tidal flats are, well... very flat. Apparently some people like to go for walks along the back of Mont St Michel when the tide is low, but if you're stuck at the back of Mont St Michel when the tide comes back in, it apparently moves too fast to outrun it.

    So this is just a warning to keep a mindful watch on the tidal charts if you plan on spending any amount of time on the beach by Mont St Michel. Specifically, it's probably not a good idea to walk around Mont St Michel, unless you have a boat with you!

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    Arromanches:dangerous beach for children

    by Martinewezel Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    The concrete remains on the beach of Arromanches are hollow. Before leaving England they were filled with water and kept sinked in a British dockyard, hidden from the German spies.

    It's a unique experience to take a look in such a huge block. But parents... keep an eye on your children. The remains have rusty metal parts. Some are as sharp as a knive.

    Arromanches (Normandy)
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