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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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Shuttle Service to Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux
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Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Cherbourg
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Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

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I don't feel like I had enough time here.. This area was beautiful! I would go back. We parked our car for about 11€ a day, and took a free shuttle to the island itself. It lets... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't feel like I had enough time here.. This area was beautiful! I would go back. We parked our car for about 11€ a day, and took a free shuttle to the island itself. It lets you off on the bridge where you can see the entire village in the background, which gives you beautiful pictures. Once you walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was thrilled to be able to add the Mont-Saint-Michel to our recent trip to the Bayeux area of France. The parking area is well run but sadly my tour bus had to park in the very last lot because it was an oversized vehicle (a 14 person van). Once we walked to the shuttle building we were herded onto... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit and if you are in the area, try to go. A few tip: Take a tour as access is better through the group If driving parking and transport can be challenging therefore read up This feels like a real mid-evil city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did an unplanned drop in to this site on our drive from Burgundy to Normandy. What a total surprise. From the distance this structure looks unreal and so interesting. We parked in the paid parking area and they provide a free shuttle to/from. As we had not done any research beforehand when we first entered the site and wandered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went Monday --> Tuesday in July and found it to be busy but not completely packed. The organisation was very good. The newish bus shuttle service works very weil and transfers to and from Mount Saint Michel were smooth and easy. If you are wheelchair bound or pushing a pram, we advise stating away. The island's paths are narrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at a hotel there. Arrived late and the restaurants closed surprisingly early. Good thing we ate dinner in Ponterson, or else..... Spent a lovely morning walking around and in the Abbaye before the crowds of people came. It's a special place and well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must go place in Paris. The place is awesome. It's a village in itself and has staying options as well. Small alleys approaching the top of Chappell filled with shops and restaurants and bars was simply awesome and the I was awestruck with the views. Fell in love with the place. Felt like a Harry Potter movie. Was there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved every moment and tiny street of our adventure throughout the city. Many delicious restaurants and places to sit with a nice view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Abbaye in Mont St. Michel is the highlight of any trip to the Island. The self guided tour is good value and well organized. The building and environs are fascinating - we only had limited time and spent an hour and a half in the Abbaye, during which time we were able to see everything, albeit briefly. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone knows le Mont Saint-Michel, the location is breathtaking provided you arrive very early in the morning. Visiting then the Abbaye was a bit disappointed for me ... for sure, from an architectural point of view, it is brilliant .. but, all empty apart lots of people! No emotion coming, what's a pity!

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