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VIDEO: Sweeping beauty

St. Malo, France, overlooks the English Channel and is known for its history of privateers, its beautiful medieval walled city and its popularity as a seaside resort. It’s also home to some of the highest tides in Europe.

The tidal variation in St. Malo averages more than 39 feet during a full moon — in fact, the Rance Tidal Dam and power station has become a major tourist attraction in its own right.

But it’s hard to believe anything beats the front-row seats along the seawall during these extreme tides, where every six hours or so, the Atlantic Ocean rushes into the English Channel and puts on a heck of a show. This beautiful video from Easy Ride pairs nature’s drama with the familiar strains of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” It’s a keeper.