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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
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Activities: Walking
Description: 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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This place is amazing! We spent a day wandering the walled fortress. It's hard to describe it...you just have to go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! We spent a day wandering the walled fortress. It's hard to describe it...you just have to go!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing site to behold. Apparently it is the second most visited site in France behind the Eiffel Tower so expect crowds no matter what time of day you go. We were there in the afternoon and were lucky enough to a be just in time for he 3p free English tour which provided a lot of information... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Mont-St.-Michel is a spectacular walled city-abbey-fortress located about a 1.5 hour drive from the Utah Beach in Normandy. The site hosts numerous shops, hotels and restaurants and a monetary dating back to the 8th Century. I traveled with four teenaged children (with varying interests in history), who loved island and its attractions. Mont-St-Michele is worth a day trip if you're... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Abbaye is as much about its splendid isolation in a vast and panoramic bay setting as it is about itself. As you approach, the foreboding structure built on a rock, visible from miles beyond, conveys the very essence of solidity. From one angle, indeed it does look like an impregnable fortress, and it's easy for the imagination to picture... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful picturesque place. The "Mont St. Michel" is a very popular day trip site, so you need to come either just as it opens or at the end of the day. The views of the castle along the way were very nice. Once you get there, there is easy parking and you take the free shuttle up... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are shuttle buses from the parking lot to and from the Abbey running every 6 minutes. Once off the shuttle, there are many visitors. Our touring group got there very early so we were slightly ahead of the crowds. Our guide took us to a beautiful chapel not far from the entrance. We had a chance to sit and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Paris and decided to visit this great icon of the west coast of France. Although the bus trip was 5 hours, it was well worth it. If you get the opportunity, you must visit this place. It is truly amazing how it has been built and over the extended period of time and it is still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very little more can be said about a place so much has been written on. It has a great history, great views, and is unique. The rampart route up/down is a definite must try although it is no longer a secret and whilst quieter than the main route, not entirely so.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went there on a not particularly nice day but it was wonderful. The view from the top is beautiful, the view from the bottom to it is beautiful. The Abbaye itself is really big with a lot of things to see and a lot of pictures to take. If you are anywhere near that part of France I would... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were there in a foggy, rainy day. Suddenly, in the distance, you see an outcropping, an island sitting in the middle of nowhere, with a tall steeple at the top. Yes, you have arrived at the historic Mont Saint Michel. A must see in Northern France. Plan your trip to see this while you are in the Normandy area.... More 

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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Manche  >  Mont-St-Michel

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