Mont-Saint Michel is an island abbey on France’s northern coast. The solar eclipse sparked a spectacular event called a super-tide. It is a massive tide that, according to the Daily Mail, “occurs due to the gravitation pull created by the alignment of the sun, moon and earth. The last time a tide this high happened was March 10, 1997 and the next time will be in March 2033.
Experts said the wall of water could be could be four stories high, or as high as 46 feet above normal high tide, and according to France 24 it was only a few inches short of expectations.
Sightseers flocked to Mont-Saint Michel to watch and experience the surge.