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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-Saint-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 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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Stayed one night at a hotel there. Arrived late and the restaurants closed surprisingly early. Good thing we ate dinner in Ponterson, or else..... Spent a lovely morning walking... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night at a hotel there. Arrived late and the restaurants closed surprisingly early. Good thing we ate dinner in Ponterson, or else..... Spent a lovely morning walking around and in the Abbaye before the crowds of people came. It's a special place and well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must go place in Paris. The place is awesome. It's a village in itself and has staying options as well. Small alleys approaching the top of Chappell filled with shops and restaurants and bars was simply awesome and the I was awestruck with the views. Fell in love with the place. Felt like a Harry Potter movie. Was there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved every moment and tiny street of our adventure throughout the city. Many delicious restaurants and places to sit with a nice view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Abbaye in Mont St. Michel is the highlight of any trip to the Island. The self guided tour is good value and well organized. The building and environs are fascinating - we only had limited time and spent an hour and a half in the Abbaye, during which time we were able to see everything, albeit briefly. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone knows le Mont Saint-Michel, the location is breathtaking provided you arrive very early in the morning. Visiting then the Abbaye was a bit disappointed for me ... for sure, from an architectural point of view, it is brilliant .. but, all empty apart lots of people! No emotion coming, what's a pity!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never been so disappointed in my life. Since I have serious balance disorders, that disable me to use staircases without support and cannot walk steep roads, this place is hell. My partner booked a room at the island, but I could not make it to the abbey. There was no railing at the staircases to support me. I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see if you are ever in the area. Be prepared for wall to wall tourists. If you have time, take a guided tour of the Abbey, and also take a guided tour of the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought tickets in advance, it helped get us express entry into the abbey. Get the audio. We bought a book and read it throughout. Amazing structure. Plan to spend a couple hours walking through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you first espy the Mont from afar, poking above the surrounding countryside one realizes how large and imposing a site this must be. It is the Magic Kingdom! When we reached the first gate & put in the code we were told we were at the bus gate and to continue on to the vehicle entry gate where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with our toddler and had a blast. The guide was great, Storytelling, history and a joke here and there made it rich of information and fun to listen to.

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