Photographer's Note

A masterpiece of world heritage, the Mont-St-Michel is now the number one tourist attraction in France outside Paris. Each year, over three million visitors come from all over the world to admire it. However, tourist facilities are no longer up to the high standard either of the place itself or of the public expectations.

An ambitious project will allow the tidal and river currents to swirl around the Mont as before, each day redrawing a moving environment of sands and water.

In addition to the removal of the parking facilities and a large section of causeway which have been preventing these currents from circulating freely, water management plans include the building of a new dam to generate a flushing action sufficient to clear the build-up of sediment around the Mont.

Adios to dozens of tourists buses blocking the view. Ciao! ciao! to enormous caravans and their campers installed straight in front of the Mont!!!!!

In WS, you can have a look at the simulated project, once completed.

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Additional Photos by Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1391 W: 152 N: 6235] (31566)
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