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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: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
Activities: Walking
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... more » 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 « less
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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Incredible to be driving on the country road and then to see it pop up on the horizon. The climb up to the abbey is strenuous but doable - the English audio guide is well worth it. The parking lot is easy to reach- with a shuttle taking you close to the road to the Mont.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

An island when the tide is high, it is an amazing location. It is a hike to the top through a winding street, but a wonderful experience. A must stop if in the area!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I first became aware of MSM when our son read a book that had an artist's rendition of MSM. The more I researched the tide island, the more I wanted to see it. Seventeen years later, and a lot older, we made it. The parking is 12 EU, but the free shuttles run frequently. We were there early in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been a few times to Mt St Michel. Cost for the Abbey is €9 per adult and if you have proof you an EU citizen under 25 you get in free. We didn't and had to pay for my son. You pay €12 to park the car, but there are plenty of buses to take you to the Mt. The... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visited the D-Day landing beaches in 2010, and didn't realize this was only about an hour and a half drive away! Went back to Normandy in 2013 and took the day to travel to the Abby... and it was totally worth it! We walked from the parking lots right up to the front door, about 20 mins, but they... More

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Syracuse , NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had first read about Mont St. Michel in 1955 as a 12 year old. I was fascinated by pictures and had always dreamed of visiting one day. On our first trip to Normandy(coinciding by choice with the 70th anniversary of D-Day) , I included a trip to the Abbaye as part of our plans. We were staying in Bayeux... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

In every must-visit list Mount Saint Michel appears. Everything is amazing in this place. The history, the landscape, the atmosphere. Personaly it was a child dream that came true.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is so amazing. Reached there after four hour drive from Paris. You will get the breath taking view of the Abbey from a long distance itself. Once reached at the entrance, there is a narrow street upward the Abbey with souvenir shops and food joints at both sides. The view from the top is spectacular..

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have seen pictures of Mont St. Michel for decades and finally was able to visit last month. It is truly breath-taking but the construction going on currently to create tram rails out to the abbey does detract somewhat to the overall experience. You must be in good shape to manage the steep steps up to the top. Also, one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I travelled to Mont Saint Michel on a cold day in December last year from Paris. I travelled with Viator on a day trip which ncluded lunch of a fluffy omelette (a speciality of the region) we ate at a restaurant across the water as we sat and gazed at the Abbey on the Mount in the distance, an absolutely... More

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