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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France
Phone Number: 02 33 89 80 00
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The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most...

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 4 days ago NEW

I'm not going to talk about UNESCO and world heritage stuff here. The one who read reviews probably already aware of the place and has no any interest in Wiki copy-pasted material, so will go straight into things. We took a one day tour to Mont Saint Michel from Paris. It was a rainy November, but the place has its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular example of mostly Gothic architecture. It's not a trip for people who are not able to climb stairs! But if you can, it's worth it

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Massy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to this place and it's really amazing. I had planned my visit based on suggestions of local French friends. According to them it's good to go at the time of high-tide. As per me plan your visit when high-tide is in evening, reach there by afternoon, spend good time at the palace, then start walking back like... More 

Thank KartikShah13
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I arrived later in the day (4ish), as most people were leaving. The exterior of the site is so impressive and moving. It is definitely worth taking the shuttle to get closer to the site and enjoy the view. I was so excited to enter and see the winding streets. Unfortunately, the shops have taken on a "made in China"... More 

Thank Kait414
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favorite place in france so far, the village surrounding the abbey is so charming and the abbey is stunning! Plan to spend a whole day so you can properly explore the whole place at a relaxed pace

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A World Heritage UNESCO site, this unique island ticks a lot of boxes for the touring visitor. History oozes' from every stone, having been an abbey and a prison through centuries. If you can handle lots of steps,(not very wheelchair friendly),its a fascinating place to visit, with some wonderful views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is stunning and crammed full of history. It is a very steep climb to the top so only suitable for fit and active people. We parked in the main car parking area and took the shuttle bus to the Mont (they run every 12 minutes though there was a slight gap at lunch time). The shuttle stops at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From a historic point of view this is a must do if in the area. Sadly it's just a 'cash cow' for a cartel of family owners. Tacky souvenir shops, poor eating facilities which are not only heinously expensive but have poor reviews. A lot of walking and climbing hundreds of steps, so be warned. Not suitable for prams, wheelchairs... More 

Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On of my favorite place to escape during my staying in France! The trip there was a really adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This abbey dating back to 10th century is quite magnificent. When we first arrived I was instantly reminded of Ken Follett's pillars of the earth and rightly so. We got the audio tour and would highly recommend it. It is quite a climb up and lots of stairs so be prepared. If you can take the guided tour which happens... More 

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