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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
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The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable...

The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of mediaeval religious and military architecture and was one of Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites from the 8th to the 18th century.The Abbey comprises a superb ensemble of clerical buildings including the abbey church, the cloister, the refectory, the monks' ambulatory and the gardens of what has been known as the ""Merveille"" (Marvel) since the 12th century. In summer, the Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel is best seen in all its splendour after sunset during the special “sons et lumières"" shows. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > 2nd May to 31st August: from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. > 1st September to 30th April: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission 1 hr before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25 December. Admission fees: Adults : 9€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Shuttle Service to Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux
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Private Mont Saint Michel Roundtrip with Optional Guided Tour from Paris
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Mont Saint Michel Guided tour from Paris and Abbey Entrance Ticket

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This place is absolutely fascinating. It's a long climb to the abbey, but totally worth it. The stonework is so well done, and the carvings completely cool, and the views from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely fascinating. It's a long climb to the abbey, but totally worth it. The stonework is so well done, and the carvings completely cool, and the views from the top are breath-taking, literally. It was really windy in December, so be sure to take a jacket. This one is a do not miss, for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went speechless upon arrival!! One of the most beautiful places I have been to. It is so beautiful watching it become an island at dawn!

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Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing travel experience. The moment you enter Mont Saint Michel, you are thrown back a few centuries. Small alleys, nice restaurants! A must-visit, when you're in the area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place with a lot of history. Be ready to walk and climb steps. Although the "island" is free, you pay to go into the Abbey. The parking fee includes a van to the location and back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most impressive experience I got here is the magic landscape at low tide water. Besides this the monastery has greate archtecture and history which you can feel by walking throughout the narrow streets between giant walls. What I really did not like here is a lot of shops and restaurants which destroy the holy spirit of this place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was 1300 years old, still standing strongly and beautifully. It's charm, surrounded by beautiful nature, is a totally worth visiting - even though it's not easy to go here. I visited during winter, which was freezing and super windy, but the plus point is the place was empty! There was only a group of small tourist from Japan... More 

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Barrie, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing experience. Views are unbelievable. Interesting to watch the tides come in and to experience at low tide. Had a great time with friends. A definite place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is beautiful. We visited in January which was probably not the best time to visit as most of the shops and cafes were all closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even it does take some efforts to clime up on the rock and takes 9 euro per person to visit, it is one of things one must do in a lifetime. Perhaps, it is a good idea to have a tour guide, so you will hear the stories but we just walked the abbey with all the crowd, took some... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here largely for a day trip to the Abbaye, something that you categorically can't miss if your travelling to Mont-Saint-Michel. It's one of the most amazing sights I have seen in my life and walking up to it from afar, looks incredible reaching up to the sky. You need to budget for an entire day for the island... More 

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