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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Bp 22, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
+33 2 33 89 80 00
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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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Bp 22, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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+33 2 33 89 80 00
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited in June in the early afternoon, probably the time of day when it’s most crowded. However, being June, I think it wasn’t as bad as it could have been in July/August. We hesitated about coming here but I’m glad we visited. Seeing the...More

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Reviewed today

Thank goodness I listened to my adult daughter who visited this amazing place years ago on a school trip. For the last day of our recent two week holiday, we booked, last minute, a shuttle to MSM and it was totally worth the drive. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place worth reading the reviews before visiting to avoid possible disappointment. Reviews that complain about the volume of people, or the tourist hell (to use Rick Steves' word) are correct - but heeding the warnings when to go - before 10:30 or...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a Sunday in June. 35 minute walk from car park, or you can take the buses which run every 4 to 5 minutes. View from before the bridge over the causeway is spectacular. Disappointment comes when you first go through the city walls...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed at a campsite 9km away, there was a lovely riverside path that you could walk or cycle to Le Mont. We left at 9am, parked our bikes at 9.25. There are 2 bike parks, 1 & 2 if you arrive early you can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This visit is a walk into history that is best experienced with an understanding of what you are seeing. A guide, a book, or the free pamphlet is best consulted throughout the tour walk about.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived late morning in June. The car parks were already busy. There were queues for the buses so we chose to walk which was quite pleasant once you leave the sprawling commercial area where every restaurant is called “Le View St Michael “ or...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The excitement started when we discovered the MSM around the corner of a curved road. I had heard about it but seeing it for real was just awesome ! We parked our car at the well organized parking (cost 11 euro for the day) and...More

Thank Anne-Laure M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter where you are -- in the city or at a distance -- you will be captivated by the views. It's as photogenic a spot as there is. And the interior of the Abbaye is worth the time and cost to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Phenomenal. Remarkable. If you are within 200 km of this place, make the effort. Admire the engineering required to build it, revel in the history, drink in the scenery, watch the tide come and go, check out the dam near the entrance. It is all...More

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EllenT116
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Luv2Travel4Golf | Reviewed this property |
The Mont is overrun with people during the day. To best experience it, you should spend the night. By evening the terrible crowds are gone and you ca
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Legin68
June 12, 2018|
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Response from souptonuts2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I would say that, depending on the disability of course, it is not suited. There are several posts on TripAdvisor too which will give you more detail. Hope this helps
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golfandrew
June 5, 2018|
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Response from mathiascarvalho | Reviewed this property |
There are several pet restrictions visiting L M Saint Michel; ranging from the local bus to the abbey itself, dogs are generally not allowed. But at the village and nearby hotels, there are pet-friendly options.
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