Products from the earth and the sea
The amplitude of the tidal range is nearly 15 metres, and this unique washing gives an unequalled quality to shellfish, crustaceans, and fish. The 250 million cubic metres of water that go in and out of the Mont Saint Michel bay every day also protect us from pollution and preserve our environment.
The edge of the coast is a land of early fruit and vegetables, with a temperate climate influenced by the Gulf Stream. On silt and sandy soils, made fertile with wrack and chalk, almost anything will grow â€“ either protected by greenhouses or tunnels, or in the open field. I have always hiked along here and picked the sea grass that I use as a condiment, the wild herbs (rock samphyre, salad burnett, wild thyme), sorrel, and broom flowers to infuse in a scallop broth.