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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
02 33 89 80 00
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I went with a tour group to visit the Abbey and apart from a very bad lunch provided by the tour company at a local restaurant, the tour was wonderful. The tour I went on was a long day (4.5 hours there from Paris, 4 hours at the site, then 4.5 hours back to Paris) but it is worth it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Very special place. Must see at least once in your life. I succeeded to see it twice ! I would definitely suggest it

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Paris, France
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The abbey of the St-Michel mount is the landmark in this historical place. The structure and size are admirable, especially taking into account that this goes back to Roman times. There is an entrance fee and then you are free to visit on your own or with a guide. The abbey itself is wide but I was a bit disappointed... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Oh my, I am still in awe over this place. It is so very special. I was with a group and our leader had checked the tide and knew we needed to get there in the afternoon before the tide came in and we caught the shuttle and walked over the causeway. Most of us walked all the way up... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was my second time at the mount, and I admit I was disappointed. It was smaller than I remember and the place was riddled with groups of students from everywhere. It only took us 2 hours to walk around the ramparts and to visit the abbey. The abbey itself cost €9 and was not really worth it. All the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Abby at Mont Saint Michael is very unique. It is definitely worth the extra drive time if you are visiting the Normandy Coast in France. I was there in March of 2011 when there was a super full moon and the highest tide of the year. The Abby is beautiful and there is some walking involved if you want... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

t was like a time capsule,it was thrashing with rain and still amazing.Leave a day to do this,wear flatties,take a rain coat and be prepared to pay,it is worth it though.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When we were planning our trip to Paris, a friend recommended taking a side trip to Mont Saint Michel and staying the night. It was all around a great recommendation. The train and bus rides from Paris to the Mont were beautiful and relaxing after being in the bustling city. Being on the Mont at night was delightful. It was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Mont St Michel as part of a trip around the North of France. Visiting in November meant that the crowds weren't as bad as the rest of the year but there were still a fair few people about. The entry cost to the Abbey includes free walking tours for you to take advantage of. There... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The all saint michel castle is really nice , really worth it to visit but the Abbey it is not something really special. I paid 9 EUR (full price). If you are under 26 you don't pay (if you are from EU). The view is amazing and once you are there probably it is worth it to spend 9 EUR... More

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