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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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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The view is perfect, but is is always crowd. It is worth to stay there for one day, but it is better to stay near, not on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Climbing up to the Abbey gives one a great appreciation for those who built it and its surrounding buildings on this rock in the middle of the bay. Truly a magnificent feat. Spent the night in one of the hotels on the Mont. Viewing the Abbey all lit up was magical. Did see automated external defibrillators (AED's) along the climbing... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A new modern resort to cater for the tourist machine is in place now, very different from 30 years ago when I last visited. A car park big enough to accommodate a town is followed by a bus ride to the mount, the disembark, walk to the Mount entrance, which is narrow, with the narrow streets and squeeze your way... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Mont appears out of the landscape like a scene from a star war movie. Upon arrival you pay to park and again to ride the bus across the narrow causeway to get to the actual Mont. From the bus stop you walk again to get to the gate of the city. Then comes the fun part of climbing hundreds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

About ten years ago I had a room in Cornwall, England which overlooked Mount St Michael. I Have been back several times since and whilst in France I looked forward to visiting it’s French twin. Although more commercialized than its English equivalent the approach is far more disappointing than the Cornish coast provides. The Abbey and ramparts are more impressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Well worth the steep climb up through the town to reach it plenty of rest stops and bars along the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Took us a whole day trip from Paris & back with a tour guide. 12 hour trip!!! Totally worth it. Need a light jacket, went in August but still very cold!! Windy and cold! Very crowded,bypassed all lines with a guide. Very interesting to visit this place & learn its history .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Unforgettable experience in this magic corner of the world. I suggest to all people to go into the bay with the tourist guide. The price is very law, like 10 euro for walking around for 2 hours and I promise that you'll remember it forever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The walk to the Abbey was difficult, but it was worth it. This is such an incredible sight--not to be missed. it is amazing that all the materials could have been brought up the hill to build the cathedral, though it was constructed and reconstructed several times over the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The place is really nice, but at this time it's really cold, at night the lights are just something u have to see. Don't take the tourist guide I think is better do all by yourself try to be at sunset because the view is really good

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