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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
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Ranked #1 of 23 Landmarks in Mont-St-Michel
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Monuments & statues, Architectural buildings, Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Performances, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Monuments & statues, Architectural buildings, Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Performances, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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 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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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful out of town experience. A really amazing town. It is better to stay a night to experience it rather than day trip.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My visit to Mont st. Michel was the highlight of a two week trip to France and London. We almost didnt go because we didnt get there until 6:00 p.m. And didnt know if it would be open. Not only was it open, but not crowded at all. It was summer (July) and we were there until 10:30 so we... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Words simply can not describe how amazing this place is! I first visited Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel in 2009 with my brother and some friends after a long day of touring the D-Day beaches. On that trip we left at dusk and drove back to Paris. Although the experience was amazing, that was a bit too exhausting. This past summer we... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed at the Auberge Saint-Pierre and got the room with a huge terrace overlooking the Mont. Stopped by Sainte-Mère-Église prior to heading over to Mont St Michel as these folks are always throwing a big ole party. Picked up some good wine and huge fresh crab claws. It is a bit of a climb but worth the effort. Do yourself... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I visited with my 4 kids (ages 10, 7, 5, and 3) and mother-in-law (age 70) on an unseasonably warm February day. The crowds were light, and the sun was shining. Wear your best walking shoes, and prepair for a light workout. We toured the Abbaye, walked through the "town" and got a sweet treat of waffles at the end.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited in August 2014. Normandy coast is gorgeous and Mont Saint-Michel is simply a breath taking. Make sure to arrive early and give yourself at least half a day. Don't bother to try to drive in - not possible. You have to park across from the abbey in a well marked parking lots (yes, there is a fee). Free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were amazed from the first sighting as we drove towards it and loved wondering around the island. There are lots of stairs as you ascend to the abbey, we had a child in a buggy so was a bit tricky but as we got nearer the top we found a buggy park to store it in. We found a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Words cannot describe the first sighting of this incredible island. I have now visited three times and could easily go again. Beware - there are a lot of stairs if you intend to visit the Abbey and visit it you must ! The view from the top over the shifting sands of the Bay is amazing and by getting an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is another of those places in France that takes your breath away. And all you can do is wonder, "how did they do it?" I mean it was the freaking middle ages, and there wasn't a road going to the island, and the tides were seasonally very rapid and prohibitive. So, again, HOW DID THEY DO IT. We spent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

When you're coming via the bus and you first see it, it's amazing. My traveling partner was less impressed by Mont Saint Michel but I was very impressed. How in the world was it all built up there on that rock? It's beautiful view over the water at sunset, and hearing the bells ring is slightly haunting but wonderful. The... More 

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