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‘Floating’ castle discovered off French coast in eerie optical illusion

A ‘MOST’ was discovered off the coast of France in a strange optical illusion.

The Monastery of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy appears to be sitting on top of a cloud due to an illusion.

An optical illusion has resulted in a 'floating castle' being discovered off the UK coast

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An optical illusion has resulted in a ‘floating castle’ being discovered off the UK coastCredit: Vincent Favre / Animal News Agency
The castle is called Mont Saint Michel, a monastery in Normandy

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The castle is called Mont Saint Michel, a monastery in NormandyCredit: Alamy

The images were taken by photographer Vincent Favre, 42, after sunset at low tide.

Vincent, who lives in Drôme, France, said: “It was a bit of luck that got me here.

“A heavy downpour had fallen in the late afternoon, which, together with the coolness of the evening, created a beautiful mist on the surface, and this magnificent atmosphere.

“I love that there is a Castle in the sky, as well as in the universe of [Japanese director] Hayao Miyazaki.

“The sunset, with the lights of Mont-Saint-Michel, highlights this building.

“And then there is this mystical space of ascension, of this height. It’s very spiritual, I don’t really believe in a particular god, but nature sometimes gives us powerful messages.”

Mont Saint Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating from the sixth century.

You can only reach it by foot when the tide changes, and it turns into an island at low tide.

In the UK, there is also Mount St Michael, also accessible only at low tide.

Back in 2019, Mount St Michael is looking for for a new gardener tends to the island flora – which would accompany Cornish island life.

And earlier this year, the castle was for a direct employeerooms with 360-degree sea views.

The castle is also said to have been the inspiration for the castle in the Disney movie Tangled, where Rapunzel was born.

Here is another one strange optical illusion, including a floating ship in Great Britain

The amazing images make it feel like a floating monastery

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The amazing images make it feel like a floating monasteryCredit: Vincent Favre / Animal News Agency
The monastery is very popular with tourists even though it can only be reached on foot at low tide

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The monastery is very popular with tourists even though it can only be reached on foot at low tideCredit: Reuters
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Tom Vazquez

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