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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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Beautiful place! You need to be in good shape because it is quite a hike but well worth it. Shops on the way up are very touristy and expensive so beware.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place! You need to be in good shape because it is quite a hike but well worth it. Shops on the way up are very touristy and expensive so beware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spectacular historical Abbaye and village that was fun to walk and discover all it has to offer to the visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The views are wonderful. Don't miss seeing the tide come in- it is unbelievably fast and so high! Walking up the street on the island was a challenge for the older members of our small group. The interior was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The abbey was very interesting but I would advise getting a guided tour as the guide I had was very informative.Resist the temptation to buy anything,food or souvenirs in the streets below the abbey as the prices are just plain crazy. Be prepared for plenty of steps but the views from the top are worth the effort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cannot thank my husband enough for driving from Nantes to Mont -Saint Michel for the day to see and climb to the chapel at the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

went here as a kid and have taken my children here too, its an amazing place and the views are stunning. As you walk around there are lovely little shops on narrow cobbled streets and some lovely restaurants all serve some lovely french cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous place to visit, although totally different to what I expected... Don't expect a town and a beach front surrounding! It's literally like the photos - that's all that's there - a few bars and restaurants and tacky souvenir shops - you can easily visit in 1/2 day... We went inside the actual abbey itself which was amazing - well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are ever in that region. You can't park right next to it anymore but free shuttle services are in place to get you from the parking to main entrances. Allow 1 hour to visit the village and 1 hour for the abbaye itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

That's the one of those must-see places in the world, no doubt! Even bad weather couldn't make a bad impression on us.. Views are absolutely stunning.. Being inside feels like being a part of something huge.. medieval.. historic..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

\great place to visit. Unless you are a real history buff, a half day will likely do it. Get the audio tour once you get up to the Chateau. well worth it in terms of understanding what you are looking at. Our advice is to take a picnic lunch. Most of the restaus looked like over priced, underquality tourist traps.

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Address: 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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