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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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$577.22*
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Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Cherbourg

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I went to France for nearly a week with a few friends, and we added Mont Saint Michel to our trip at the recommendation of my sister. We arrived in the evening and spent the night... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to France for nearly a week with a few friends, and we added Mont Saint Michel to our trip at the recommendation of my sister. We arrived in the evening and spent the night wandering around Mont St. Michel, and loved it so much we got up early to be there at sunrise. We spent several hours enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an unforgettable place to visit! And winter is the best time to see the abbey in all its glory. We were able to walk around and take photos from every angle without distracting tourists. We loved lingering in every room and every terrace to admire the architecture, the history and the views! The drive from and to Paris was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so glad we could visit that place. One of the greatest places I have ever visited. The architecture is stunning since the gates until the Abbaye itself. Unfortunately, when I visited I got the lowerest tide ever. If you are planning your visit to Mount Saint Michel I strongly advise to have a look into the tide before... More 

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It's a must-see/do if you are within 50 miles of the coast. Breathtaking. If you are planning to tour the Abbey, get there no later than 4. It closes by 5 but they close off entrance earlier. Lots of walking and views from many angles. Really clears out of tourists in the early evening. Can walk on the sand during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place, I would recommend that you actually stay at the Mont. Just amazing! I would love to return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being one of the most popular tourist attractions in France doesn't make it any less astonishing. The views from the Abbey are extraordinary. Be aware however that there is quite a flight of steps to climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mont saint Michel trully brings you back to several centuries. Besides the views are breathtaking A monument worth to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a full-day trip as the ride to and from Paris is about 4 hours each. It is all worth it when you arrive after taking the shuttle bus near the car park which comes every 10 minutes. View is amazing! Several hotels and restaurants inside and outside. Most restaurants close by 2.30pm for lunch so it is better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place! Worthy to see, both from outside, where you get the greatness of the whole complex and on the inside, where you can walk thourgh the narrow streets and admire the view on the seashore. There is a bus going every 10 or 20 minutes from the area, and last 200 meters you walk by youself (great moment to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Feeling like we were in the middle of no where, we suddenly spotted the magnificent structure that is Mont-Saint-Michel in the distance as we were driving! We parked and walked across the bridge to the entrance which was an experience in itself getting closer and closer. Spectacular views from the walls look out of the unique landscape and the building... More 

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