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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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Mont Saint Michel has been the destination of travelers for centuries. However, the volume of visitors appears to be overwhelming the small community perched on the rock. Yes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Mont Saint Michel has been the destination of travelers for centuries. However, the volume of visitors appears to be overwhelming the small community perched on the rock. Yes, there are a good number of tacky souvenir shops but its hard to fault the local inhabitants from taking advantage of the all the visitors who come to Mont Saint Michel. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mont St Michel was magnificent. It was an awesome sight from the time we got off the bus about one mile away up to the time we were in the abbey itself. It was a picture perfect day when I was there. The only drawback is I had not expected the large amount (and height) of the steps and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the wonderful pleasure of dining at Chateau de Pray today & absolutely recommend it if you're in the Loire Valley anywhere near Amboise. The amuse bouche was earth shattering and all that followed lived up to the amazing start. The wine list was filled with affordable local wines and the food served was also locally sourced. Please do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You will spend much less time here than you will expect to. But still amazing and breath taking. Especially, the efforts to preserve it from the unforgiving water front.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have seen so many photos of Mont St. Michel over the years that I didn't really expect it to make much of an impact. We stayed on the island overnight and it was unlike anything we've ever seen or done. You walk into a medieval town. Not a reconstructed one, but a real medieval town in age and aspect.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We loved everything. some of the shoppes are touristy... but we loved them anyway. so many stairs!! but the views are so incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The visit was truly wonderful. The audio guide is nicely done and the site is immaculately maintained. Not to mention the beautiful scenery once you are at the top of the Mont. The only negative feedback I have is that the staff seem a bit unprofessional. No uniforms and many were talking among themselves rather than helping the visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A friend insisted that we visit Mont St. Michel when we were in Normandy. Driving up to this very old abbey we were in awe of its beauty and architecture and amazed how it had been built on the cliffs of the tiny island where it is located. However once on the island you encounter lots of tourist stores which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Abbaye is so unique & mysterious looking. The place is so windy & cold. Regular free shuttle service is provided from carpark to Abbaye. Numerous shops & restaurants are available on the island. It is pity that the so called La Mere Poulard Restaurant employs a waitress who lacks training in hospitality. We received such a cold reception that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Le Mont St Michel is a must see destination that is amazing. Tides of 45 feet surround the abbey with water or mud flats depending on whether the tide is in or out. Tide rolls in at 4 miles per hour and 120 people per year need to be rescued. The abbey rises out of a granite island reaching to... More 

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