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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The sight of the abbey architecture n the walks and views around the rampart was well worth the long travel from Paris. No wonder it is the 3 rd most visited tourist spot after Eiffel Tower n Notre Dame. You can take the 24 euro tour with headset or the 9 euro tour. We took the 9 euro self tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Arrived there mid afternoon, and lucky enough did not have to wait for the free shuttle bus to it. Best pis were taken from a distance, the only thing that spoilt some of the pics was the construction taking place on the sea around mont Saint michel . Every time you turn a corner there was a photo opportunity. Spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We spent the day here over our spring break tour of France. Try to arrive early to avoid the crowds, but if you visit during the school year, be prepared for loads of school kids on field trips. Mt St Michel is amazing - skip the bus going and enjoy the walk; it takes about 40 mins with stops for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is an unforgettable place in my memory. A place one must visit to learn about it's great history and magnificent architecture.

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