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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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

We did a self guided tour of the Abby. Well worth the small fee for the headset. The place was deserted when we went, and the rainy wind day added to the atmosphere.

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abu dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I am writing this review specifically because when I wad trying to figure out what goes on in the old town on new year, I could not find one helpful review. So here we go, what I did is basically book an hotel inside the fortified city, the name of the place was " le mouton blanc" a great establishment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed in one of the hotels actually at the Abby. It was worth the extra we paid because you will be tired from the walking and the shopping. It was also nice to walk the streets after the crowds had left. The hsops for the most part are a tourist trap but there are some hidden gems. The Abby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It is no wonder that Mt St Michel is a major tourist attraction for France. Despite the usual touristy aspects (the shops and people), it was an interesting place to explore, and once we were off the central streets, we didn't feel too crowded out (despite being there in peak season). The tide was out when we visited, so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My first experience to the old cathedral. The stunning view at the top, histories, the oldies style, a little bit gothic. You need to have fit health to step the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We took the guided conference tour qhich allows you to enter area normally closed to the public. It was very exciting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I visited Mont St Michael whilst cycling from the west coast of France to Belgium. We stopped there late afternoon and I was surprised how popular it was. There were dozens and dozens of coaches and as the weather was nice the tourists were all posing for pictures outside, from the start of the approach road for as far as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were able to do this for free as young people from a country within the EU. We were glad we didn't pay.. it was OK don't get me wrong - but a bit boring and nothing really to see. If you're an aficionado for this sort of thing don't let me put you off - but it's hardly the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited here years ago... the public access road would take u right to the foot of the mount. U cud then park for 4 euros a day. Now a different story.... every road has a barrier forcing u to take a ticket... u then have to pay 6 euros for 2 hours. U then have to ride a shuttle bus...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed a family trip here. Well worth the trip. The walk up to the mont is amazing. Be warned that there are a LOT of steps and it is a pretty good climb to the top. Only negative is the very touristy stores she don't seem in keeping with the Abbey.

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