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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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Visited on a lovely sunny August day . We took the horse and carriage across for 5.50€ in favour of the lengthy wait for free shuttle bus. Be prepared for crowds and lots of steps... read more

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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on a lovely sunny August day . We took the horse and carriage across for 5.50€ in favour of the lengthy wait for free shuttle bus. Be prepared for crowds and lots of steps ...as others have said DO NOT EAT there and take water/juice with you ... Shops are mainly tourist tat but the sheer wow factor out... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Mont Saint Michel a week or so ago (in mid August) at the height of the tourist season and have to say it was spectacular. The best time of day to visit is either early morning or in the evening when the crowds have disappeared. We stayed in a hotel nearby and took the free bus across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a day trip from St Malo, the bus leaves opposite the casino in the morning and returns in the afternoon. There was only one bus a day. You can get information from the information office just outside the old town gate. once you arrive at the carpark there is information and bathrooms before either walking or taking... More 

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Janesville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Expect to do ALOT of walking and stair climbing. Not handicap friendly that I could see. Quite spectacular feat of architecture constructed over the centuries without use of any modern day technologies. Loved the garden square in the Abby. Views from the top are breathtaking. Have some change for the pay toilets. The tram out to Mont St.... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all, 9 euros for the visit is a steal, take it before they wisen up and increase it! Also there are free guided tours every so often, even if it means that you need to wait half an hour to join one it is well worth it!! Way better than the audioguide and its free!!

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is totally crowded in August and still I could feel it's magic. You can see the mount from miles away as it dominates the landscape. Once there you park and are taken to the site in buses. this all goes fairly quick. Then it is a steep climb along tourist shops and restaurants up to the abbey. Inside that... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can walk around mont st Michel for free if you don't want to see the Abbey, but at Eur 9,-- it is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably the most astounding place in all of France. Felt like I took a step back in time as everything was well-preserved in their original state. A must visit if you love history and architecture. Read my blog post at www.teengetslost.com on my recent visit there!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Abbey within the walls of Mont-Saint-Michel and were pleased we did. Entry into Mont-Saint-Michel is free but you pay EUR9 per adult for entry into the Abbey if you choose to see it. It is well worth the money, I'm not sure why you would bother visiting this site without seeing the Abbey. The downside is that... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would not have booked a hotel here but our travel company did. It was amazing to wake up in this medieval site. The tour of the Abbaye is well worth the cost. We used the headsets which deepened out understanding of what we were seeing. Lots of international tourists in July.

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