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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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Visiting this attraction is a must, once you have parked your car you can either get the bus or horse drawn carriage the bus is free the carriage is 5.30 euros each - our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting this attraction is a must, once you have parked your car you can either get the bus or horse drawn carriage the bus is free the carriage is 5.30 euros each - our preferred mode of transport was the horse drawn carriage due to more photo opportunities. Visiting the abbey is 9 euros per person however if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Plan your visit as per the Hi/Lo tides calendar on the official web site - http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com/index.htm for the best experience. We reached on a regular day and unfortunately the foggy weather did not offer the best view on a Sunday morning. But once we stepped inside the gates, the experience was amazing. It is a beautiful castle (if I may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Read so many reviews about this attraction from Guide books and Trip Advisor. Definitely was on our list of places to visit while we were in Normandy and It was well worth the visit. We wanted to walk to the mount but it was raining so went on the free bus. When we got there, it felt a bit daunting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk from the car park, which was a little expensive to park and you have no choice as there is no other way to get across....but the walk was refreshing but long. We walked from bottom to top around the winding path ways and little alley ways. Lots of commercial items for sale on the way up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Third most popular tourist attraction in France. The abbey tour with audio guides was very well organized and informative. Warning it can get very crowded especially with large Japanese groups, so some rooms and doorways get congested. The village below was like Daigon Alley from Harry Potter and look out for the soufflé omelette restaurant by the gated entrance on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When I was a kid in the 50s I got a Viewmaster (ask your parents/grandparents) for Christmas and one of the slides was of Mont St. Michel. It is basically a rock island in the middle of a bay surrounded by water at high tide. A monastery, fortress, prison and shrine. It is a marvel of engineering to think it... More 

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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 22, 2015 NEW

This has been on the bucket list for a long time and it was stunning, If you are able to , stay on the island itself. The views are amazing, the architecture so interesting ,again use the audioguides. Some shops are the usual touristy stuff, though there have been commerce there for some centuries.!

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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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