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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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We went on a day when schools were out in France and there was a mob of families. Still, as we went up the steps to the Abby and Church, the crowds thinned. It is a long way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a day when schools were out in France and there was a mob of families. Still, as we went up the steps to the Abby and Church, the crowds thinned. It is a long way, but this overweight and of shape old 60 something man made it to the top with out much trouble. Just take your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Go early (10 a.m. is OK too) and avoid big crowds. Take your time to go around. It is not very big and should not take more than 2-3 hours maximum. The town below the Abbey is mostly souvenir shops and restaurants, but still nice to walk through. If you get the chance, go there past sunset too. It is... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful location with stunning views. Allow a good couple of hours to take in the sights and sounds of this wonderful location. If you can avoid peak hours/holiday season then please do so as the quaint and ancient streets will soon become full of tourists/visitors. It is an amazing place which allows you to climb (at your own... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is definitely worth the climb up to the Abbey, absolutely beautiful! There was a church service while we were there which we sat in on for awhile, and the sound of the singing brought goose bumps! The entire structure is amazing! Be prepared for huge crowds, but don't let that frighten you away - this is a MUST SEE!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I wrote a review a few years back when they made us park on the main land instead of at the base of the island. I critized the shuttles being too far etc... Today as I was not with clients, before the season gets in full speed, I decided to "inspect" the access again and here are a few comments... More 

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mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

take the day at the mont saint michel, go up up up way up to the abbay which is beautiful and get a wonderful view. It can be very crowded and you wont find any spots in any of the restaurants, so bring your own lunch and snacks. If possible, buy your tickets in advance for the abbaye (we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place looks like what Walt Disney was trying to capture in everything he ever did. It is visually amazing. We stopped to take pictures even before we arrived at the parking area. Visiting can be confusing but it's really quite simple. There is a parking area that is clearly marked and very large. You can park there whether you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed in St. Malo and took a bus to St. Michel. That worked very well. Did the audio tour, which is worthwhile. However there are english speaking tours available as well. If you are there before 11 am, it may be better to do one of those tours. All those medieval structures are cod inside, no matter what the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We arrived here on a glorious, sunny March day. We waited no time before boarding the free shuttle bus. I would highly recommend March, because there were no tourists and the temperatures were perfect. There were a couple of school field trips, but the students were polite and respectful. The abbey is amazing! I'm thrilled we opted to drive here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First of all it is not handicapped accessible. If you are able to climb the stairs it is amazing. As you pull in on the bus (the bus is kind of cool), The abbey at the top of the rock is visually amazing. There is an guided tour of the abbey which is very informative. When I read the reviews... More 

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