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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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The island and the abbaye is beautiful, but it is extremely busy during the day. The best way to experience its beauty and peacefulness is to stay on the island.We woke up early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to see this since I visited St. Michael's Mount as a teenager and I was so disappointed! The building and walking approach is amazing, but inside is so commercialised. I had no idea it was like that.

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Toronto,Ontario,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The island and the abbaye is beautiful, but it is extremely busy during the day. The best way to experience its beauty and peacefulness is to stay on the island.We woke up early in the morning after having a great sea food dinner the night before. We were strolling towards the abbaye before the sunrise and noticed a few people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we did not get to see the water rise. (Full Moon) so the walk towards the abbey was not so dramatic. But the inside makes it well worth visiting. A few tips: drinks inside are EXPENSIVE 4.50 euro for a can. So bring your own. Also don't pay for the horse and carriage way to get there. It's way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We take one day in Mont St Michel. And it is a pitty with heavy cloudy. But the abbey has many stories. Also the cloitre is the most important and beautiful place you must see and take photoes. We will visit this place again in sunshine days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fascinating to visit the Abbaye atop the Mont. So much history and such an amazing feat to have built such an impressive building in such a location. Well worth the climb, and paying that bit more for the audio tour or a guided tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The island itself is lovely and the abbey is beautiful but it was nothing special. There was very little information around the place forcing you to buy the audio tours. For young people from the EU as well as a few other groups it is free in which case it is probably worth it as it is very pretty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The first sighting of the abbey takes your breath away. A must see. Very well organized with mini-buses and horse drawn carriages to take you there. You can also take a 40 minute walk along the Couesnon river to get to the abbey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited this place last June 2015. We took train to rennes, changed to bus to month st michel. It was really worth the effort. The abbey is so beautiful. We also wander around inside the city; plenty of restaurants, souvernir shops also museums. We bought museum pass that valid for 4 museums. They are nice. We haven't got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Le Mont Saint Michel in June 2015 on a sunny day. A little research before visiting told us that there was work going on, with a bridge replacing the old causeway, and either a long walk or a park-and-ride bus. We went for the bus, which was busy but efficient. We had also been warned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of tourists so we recommend going there in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Start by moving up to the Abbaye and finish with a drink and dinner in the evening.

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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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