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Address: BP 22, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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+33 2 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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Skip the Line: Normandy Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey
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Shuttle Service to Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux
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Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Le Havre

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Its one of those places you have to visit just take your time to look around if possible go through the main entrance about 80 feet between the shops on the left hand side there... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its one of those places you have to visit just take your time to look around if possible go through the main entrance about 80 feet between the shops on the left hand side there is a small gap between the buildings it's a short cut and you miss all the tat shops on the way up a must to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in January on a beautiful sunny day. Lots of stairs to walk but worth the views and all the history. Very quaint and historical. The Abbey is filled of lots of information. Be sure to wear good shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rent a car and drive almost 5 hours to mont saint Michel . We were lucky to have amazing weather when we visit and Abbey and also get on time to join the English tour at 11am. Even though at the time of visit, there are construction work going ok and the helicopter come every 4 minutes. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolutely fantastic place to visit. Visited in January which is very quiet but I can imagine that in the summer (when they get up to 10,000 per day) it becomes far too busy to be comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you need to go to this site its worth the time and worth the experience clime to the top go in the church and have a cup of coffee in the small town and you will not be disappointed one of the great marvels in France better then the tower

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably picked one of the coldest days of the year so we shivered our way around the Abbey. Worth the cold walk - probably better in warmer weather but then there would be millions of people so we were luck no queues!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Mont Saint Michel with two friends in September. Vanessa Letour of Normandy Panorama was our tour guide. To say that Vanessa added immeasurably to our experience that day is an understatement. I had been to Mont Saint Michel once before; however, my two friends had not. On my prior experience on my own I had merely visited Mont... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the books said this was a must do. We spent the extra effort to come and see it. It is an amazing sight. However, I don't know if it truly a must do. If you are in the area and have the time then yes. I don't know if it was worth the drive to see it. I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we approach the mont saint michel and its abbey an exceptional view will show on your way there, because you will see a castle like in an island surrounded by the ocean during hightide like it needs to be protected. Some says that this place is one of the french symbolism. And this place is also included in worders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll let others comment on the views and such. There are lots of stairs with no lifts so be prepared to walk and climb. It can get really packed with tourists so one might want to get there early or stay late. A new experience for us was restaurants that opened at 7:00pm for only one serving of customers. Nevertheless,... More 

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