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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bp 22 | Au sommet du village, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
All reviews car park the bus audio guide day trip parking lot bucket list shops and restaurants amazing place parking area free shuttle off season narrow streets tourist trap take your time worth the trip early in the morning worth the climb
Flew into Nantes from London Gatwick first thing in the morning. Rented a car and made the 2 hour drive. Arrived early in the morning around 10am. Follow the signs for parking. Free to enter into the lot, but bring your ticket with you to...More
Simple, peaceful, solid Norman architecture. Tourists are to be quiet. A working abbey. Beautiful at day, with the sea about, and all lit up and beautiful at night.
We liked going in mid-January. Few tourists there.
An enormous amount of history at this site. Really well worth the visit, though there is a fair bit of climbing and walking through the Abbey and its various chapels. The views from the top are spectacular. Efficient navette bus service too.
Free for kids, €10 for adults, the visit is amazing. Unbelievable and really interesting for kids too. If you have time please take a guide. The views are terrific and when you think they started the construction at the 10th century you will be amazed
This is such a magical place. Its worth the 10e (plus 3 for audioguide) to get into the abbey. In January the abbey was not too crowded in the morning, but the main commercial street was horrid - you could not move at all. The...More
While in Normandy in between our stays in Paris and Amsterdam we decided to do a side trip to Mont St Michel, and so glad that we did. What a truly amazing place. You see if off in the distance as you approach and it...More
This place has been on my bucket list for many years, and it surpassed all my expectations. The view from the top is amazing. The Abbey is stunning! The buildings leading up to the top are interesting. Around every corner, is another beautiful view. We...More
I thought I'll never see this place or such a sight in my lifetime but, I did and it was really spectacular. The free ride was a bonus when weather is slightly unfavorable. The restaurants are pricey yet to be expected. The visit to the...More
You will keep wanting to take shots of MSM because its just WOW!
Leave about half a day visit to this place so that you can take in the whole island. There are loads of things to walk and see and just absorb in the...More
Response from EllenT116 | Reviewed this property |
The tides vary and every hotel has a calendar. You do not need to be super fit but the abbey is not really handicapped accessible. If you need to go slowly, the crowd will just walk around you. It is steep but there are not... More
The tides vary and every hotel has a calendar. You do not need to be super fit but the abbey is not really handicapped accessible. If you need to go slowly, the crowd will just walk around you. It is steep but there are not too many stairs. Take your time and take in the views as you ascend. Also, the Main Street is lines with shops so you can pace yourself as you climb. Enjoy!
Will Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel be under restoration in May (4 Replies)
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October 14, 2015|
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Villages trips by bus (33 Replies)
Hello all, my hubby and I will be in Nice beginning to mid July for 2 weeks, this is our 2nd trip to the area, so we would like to explore villages a bit more. We will not have a car, so will take either a bus or a train. I need an advice to which buses to take to certain villages, how much time to allocate to each and how to group them together. For example we would like to see: 1. Haut de Cagnes, St. de Vence & Vence. 2. La Turbie, Roquebrune Cap Martin 3. Biot, Villeneuve Lubet...More
June 22, 2011|
Just re-read the OP and you say Roquebrune Cap Martin. Note that this is not the same as Roquebrune Village. The village is a perched village high up. Roquebrune Cap Martin refers to the spit of land that sticks out into the sea between Menton and Monaco. It's not really a village, but there's a coastal path around it. If that's where you want to go, then once you get to Monaco, take the 100 bus as far as the Casernes bus stop (I think it's called that) on the way to Menton. Walk downhill...More