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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
02 33 89 80 00
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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204 reviews 204 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The landscape is the best...the most beautiful part inside is the Closter...all the rest is really simple. For Archtects must be great! To me the best part is from far the exterior and the landscape

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

When I arrived at the abbey the first thing I noticed was the medieval streets and houses. They are so beautiful! Then we went up to the abbey. There are so much stairs! I was exhausted when I arrived at the top. But it was definitely worth it! The cloister is one of the most beautiful places on earth! When... More

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Northport, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Worth the climb , just phenomenal views ..we paid extra for the audio tour and it's so worth it ... Go straight to the top and then at your leisure ,enjoy the heavenly views ,go to the village streets below ..

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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Impressive, allow 2-3 hours. New roads, bus transport and parking systems increase the walking and time needed to visit this site. Quite touristy, but worth the visit. Small cobblestone alleyways lined with shops (would be very crowded in peak season). Lots of walking, some steep.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I first heard of Le Mont Saint Michel whilst reading a novel - I believed that ti was a fictional, mythical place as nowhere could possibly be so spellbinding. When I found that ti was a real place, I just had to go. It took me some years to get the chance, but it most certainly did not let me... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I went with a tour group to visit the Abbey and apart from a very bad lunch provided by the tour company at a local restaurant, the tour was wonderful. The tour I went on was a long day (4.5 hours there from Paris, 4 hours at the site, then 4.5 hours back to Paris) but it is worth it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Very special place. Must see at least once in your life. I succeeded to see it twice ! I would definitely suggest it

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The abbey of the St-Michel mount is the landmark in this historical place. The structure and size are admirable, especially taking into account that this goes back to Roman times. There is an entrance fee and then you are free to visit on your own or with a guide. The abbey itself is wide but I was a bit disappointed... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Oh my, I am still in awe over this place. It is so very special. I was with a group and our leader had checked the tide and knew we needed to get there in the afternoon before the tide came in and we caught the shuttle and walked over the causeway. Most of us walked all the way up... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was my second time at the mount, and I admit I was disappointed. It was smaller than I remember and the place was riddled with groups of students from everywhere. It only took us 2 hours to walk around the ramparts and to visit the abbey. The abbey itself cost €9 and was not really worth it. All the... More

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