Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR2500077)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Basse-Normandie (FR25), Bretagne (FR52)
  • Surface area: 395 km2 (39480.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 97%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (23)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 7
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 11

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 13885
1130 Estuaries 7896
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 20924.4
1150 Coastal lagoons 14.3
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 13818
1170 Reefs 118.44
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1.79
1220 Perennial vegetation of stony banks 0
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 2.55
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 188
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 3846
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 0.01
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 2.67
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 17
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 43
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 387.47
2190 Humid dune slacks 1.94
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 0
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 6.78
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 0.68
4030 European dry heaths 23.69
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 24
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 66
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 0.01
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 33
9190 Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains 0.01
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 3.2

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
March 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2016
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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