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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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This place exceeded my expectations! We arrived in the afternoon and checked into our hotel - Le Relais du Roy. Food here at the hotel was great! It was good to stay so close to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place exceeded my expectations! We arrived in the afternoon and checked into our hotel - Le Relais du Roy. Food here at the hotel was great! It was good to stay so close to the abbey. Free shuttle buses are provided to the abbey & back & very regular. Decided to visit the abbey at night - it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth the modest entry price, you are guided through what seems like every room in the entire Abbey. There are jaw-dropping 270 degree panoramic views of the surrounding area from the area just outside the entrance to the church which is very much the high point. We didn't have time for the audio tour, although it may have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place to visit. To see how this Abbey has survived all these year yet maintaining is definitely a pleasure

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

i really liked the observations shops and food i would send everyone here but it was cramped a bit too much

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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Simply amazing!!! Whatever you read or see in pictures is too small to describe accurately the beauty of it. I would recommend to arrive at 5 the latest so you can see the tide. The castle is extremely beautiful but unfortunately all places there are extremely expensive with very very poor services! Just visit it, find a good spot so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Abbey sits on top of Mont Saint Michel and is well worth the climb up the stairs. The whole structure is amazing, from the wonderful courtyard, to the great halls with some of the biggest fireplaces I have ever seen, to a real labyrinth of passage ways, small rooms and chambers, it is marked with arrows, otherwise you could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Grandiose looking outside, imposing medieval charm but very dull and plain inside with no art whatsoever, just empty rooms made of raw stone walls. Tons of stairs to climb up and down, for fit people only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque and an interesting place to visit there's plenty of shops and restaurants the place is clean and theres a monastery to visit at an extra cost , you can get there ever by bus of walk but beware that if you park in the car park you can only pay on your credit card €12 which is all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A stunning place to visit, the architecture is simply so beautiful. There's lots to see in the town itself too, it's a lovely way to spend a day wandering through the quaint streets. Thoroughly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing Abbey right at the top of Le Mont St Michel. There are two types of visits, by day and nocturne, both are different and really interesting. I enjoyed the nocturne one more because of the way it is presented with lots of especial effects, lights and sound around the abbey. Money well spent. They close at midnight.

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