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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
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... more » 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 « less
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

The Mont is a must see place of interest when in this region of France. Yes lots of divided views and opinions on Tripadvisor , but to be honest go and make your own opinion by visiting ! They are in the middle of construction of a new approach and dredging the silted up estuaries when we visited in July... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Hotel Saint Pierre was excellent, exploring the village was wonderful and touring the Abbey was magnificent. Got there after the tour buses left (after 7 pm) and left before they arrived (before 11 am).

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The building of the abbaye was remarkable representation of architecture and labor, the construction describes the narrative of the long history of the area as you view the different material and designs in the structure, The shopping area seems a bit staged and many merchants seem as if they saw one customer too many,

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Loved the old streets and all of the walking! Easy shuttle from parking area if you don't want to walk. The self guided abbey tour allowed us to stop and enjoy the views.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This was simply breathtaking! From the moment we drove around the bend and could see it up on high, we were mesmerized! Just beautiful! You should stay on the island overnight so you can experience it without the hordes of tourists.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was one of the main items on my bucket list and I'm so glad I spent the money to visit inside the Abbey. Whilst the Abbey might be empty, you can get an audio guide to learn more about the Abbey and this is well worth doing. Must see in France.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Mont-Saint-Michel looks great from across the water. Problems start when you try to travel from the car park. Free buses run every few minutes from the car park on to the Mont but can be very busy. When you arrive be prepared to be carried by the crowds passed cheep and tacky shops and cafes before starting an upwards... More

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charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Not too crowded, ancient setting, lots of interesting views and twisting passageways. I did not try any tours or the recorded tour. There are lots of stairs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We were both gobsmacked as the mount first appeared on the horizon and we realized its majestic proportions and amazing beauty. We planned to arrive late in the afternoon to avoid the rush and we were staying only half an hour away at St Malo, so it was a good plan. Parking was easy (though we left the ticket in... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

As you walk along a causeway (which will be eliminated making MSM a true island yet again), one can't help but marvel and the unique beauty of the Abbey, perched high above the sea. Once you enter the Abbey, be prepared for the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd, shops, and climb. If you are physically able, the climb up to the top of... More

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