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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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As others have stated get there early or be prepared for the huge crowds. The narrow passage way to get up to the Abby is very tight. Be sure to hold on to your valuables as it is... read more

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

As others have stated get there early or be prepared for the huge crowds. The narrow passage way to get up to the Abby is very tight. Be sure to hold on to your valuables as it is very easy for the pickpockets to snatch your valuables in this very tight area. The 400 steps to the top for those... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

St. Michel Mont is great, it's on countless lists of places you "must" see, and is a top site by virtually any measure. And everyone knows it. And comes here. This is a wonderful picturesque place, and you don't need us to tell you to see it, so here is the only tip that matters: Plan what time you want... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a perfect day because the farmers were protesting something and blocked some of the roads. We were all fit enough to walk the last two miles. And our guide was so smart he started us at the exit, got to see part of a service at the Abbey, singing was melodic, and then saw the town part etc... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Abbey is located on the rocky islet in the vast sandbanks of Normandy. The gothic style Abbey is dedicated to Archangel Saint Michel. Between 11th and 16th centuries the great walls and the village was constructed. During the high tides the Mount is totally surrounded by water with no connection to the mainland. In 2014 the bridge was constructed... More 

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Ardmore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning! Picturesque views from a distance, and close up. Worth the long drive and walk there. Was a little too commercialized for me (vendors everywhere) and we went the wrong time of year (way too many people, including us!). Walk to the top and look out over the tidal flats unless it is high tide and then be amazed that... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a long walk from the car park now but it allows a fabulous view as you approach on the new walkway. Very imposing. Free entry but loos are 50 cents and busy. Wait until you go to a restaurant... very crowded streets, long queue for the abbey which is worth the entrance fee €9. Worth spending a few hours... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's been a few decades since our last visit to this remarkable landmark. In the meantime, the population has dwindled to around 44 and a parking area has been created about 2 km away to accommodate the 2.5 million visitors per year (12 euro fee for more than 2 hours). Free shuttle buses will take one via the new road... More 

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Whether you tour quickly or amble along, this was one of the highlights of our two week trip. There is a bit of a hike up lots of stairs to reach it, but the Abbaye itself is wonderful with a great history. I would recommend getting the audio tour. Not only is the history wonderful but the views are magnificent.... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Come only if you can stay the night. Great for couples (romantic) family (knights&history) business (you can rent the site). Bring a great camera, your walking shoes, water bottle, and PLAN the timing to savor this bit of history without the hordes. If you arrive late afternoon as masses leave, stay the night, &leave early, it's enchanting: every cobbled street... More 

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Atsugi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I joined a tour to Mont Saint-Michel hosted by Myu Tour Japan. It took me more than 3 hours by shuttle bus from Gallery Lafayette to the destination, but this was really worth it. Luckily it was really clear and sunny. I totally enjoyed the breathtaking view.

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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Manche  >  Mont-St-Michel

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