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A summer in the wild
Throughout the summer, up until October, one can see herds of sheep grazing freely in the salt meadows of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bhighay. The sea floods these meadows at least once a month, at every high tide. The halophyte (salt-resistant) plant species that grow here provide abundant food that contributes to the special taste of the lambs’ meat. The breeding of salt-meadow lambs carries on a medieval tradition; today, however, no more than a dozen or so farmers practice this type of breeding around the bay.
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