If you're driving through the scenic landscape of northern France
, Mont Saint-Michel has some jaw-dropping wonders to be found.
The tidal island is actually a village with residents, including 44 inhabitants, including the monks and nuns that reside in the Abbey.
It was originally built on the mainland but rising sea levels eventually isolated the abbey, so if you want to be able to appreciate this beautiful location, the best time to visit is between May and October.
Otherwise, you could be caught out by the rising tide.
But don't feel too restrained - the following dates are also a good option to drive down and see it: March 1st and 2nd, March 29th and 30th, April, 28th and 29th, October, 7th and 8th, and November 5th and 6th.