Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel
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What to expect
Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Mont-Saint-Michel and let yourself be captivated by the Abbey, a natural and architectural wonder that dazzles the senses. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont-Saint-Michel and its Abbey exert an irresistible allure, attracting** over three million awe-struck visitors each year**.
Nestled in the heart of a bay with ever-changing hues and a unique ambiance, Mont-Saint-Michel rises majestically, appearing to float between sky and sea. Like a precious gem, it defies time and gravity, offering a magnificent spectacle to those who venture here. With a history dating back to the 8th century as a place of pilgrimage, it adds a spiritual dimension to this extraordinary experience.
Stroll through its picturesque alleys, steeped in the imprint of centuries past, and feel the mystical energy emanating from every stone of the Abbey. Explore the different sections of this architectural masterpiece, where Gothic art meets Romanesque elegance. Let yourself be guided by an engaging guided tour or delve into history with a captivating audio guide, revealing the secrets of this spiritually-charged and historically-rich structure.
Marvel at breathtaking panoramas from privileged viewpoints, where the natural beauty of the bay unveils itself in all its splendor. Wander through the peaceful gardens that surround the Abbey, providing an oasis of tranquility and serenity. Be enchanted by the special events that regularly enliven this exceptional place, from concerts to cultural celebrations, adding a touch of magic to your visit.
Regardless of the season, the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is ready to welcome you and awe you with its unique blend of natural beauty, grandiose architecture, and captivating history. Come and discover this iconic jewel,** a world-renowned treasure** that will transport you on a timeless journey. An unforgettable experience awaits you at Mont-Saint-Michel, where each step brings you closer to the history and majesty of this extraordinary place.
Temporary special measures for deconfinement
In order to guarantee optimal visiting conditions after this confinement linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus, you will be asked to reserve the date of your visit to the Abbey of Mont-Saint Michel free of charge. This reservation is mandatory and you will not be able to access the monument without its confirmation. All instructions will be sent to you immediately upon purchase. You will need to present your undated ticket and your date ticket.
Annual opening times of the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
From January 2nd to April 30th: from 9:30 to 18:00
From May 2nd to August 31st: from 9:00 to 19:00
From September 1st to December 31st: 9:30 to 18:00
Last access to the abbey is 1 hour before closing.
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
- During High Tides: In periods of high tides, access to Mont-Saint-Michel and thus to the abbey can be impacted for several days at a time.
- The route includes 350 steps and there is no elevator to access the abbey.
- Suitcases and bags are forbidden
- Animals are not allowed, even in a carrying bag
- Knives and scooters are prohibited
- It is forbidden to smoke and eat in the monument
- Site access can be very difficult access site for people with reduced mobility
- No dogs are permitted except guide and assistance dogs
Admission is free for:
- Those under 18 years old (family and school groups)
- 18-25 year olds (nationals of European Union countries and non-European regular residents on French territory)
- Handicapped visitors and one accompanying person
- Job seekers, on presentation of a certificate that is less than 6 months old
- Culture Card - ICOM Card holders
The Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel also opens its doors free on the 1st Sunday of the month between November and March inclusive
A great trip, the site is spectacular from a distance, we were able to park nearby and use the free shuttle bus service to take us right to the end of the causeway. There are quite a lot of stairs and a good bit of walking, so i wouldn't recommend it for very small children or for any one with any kind of walking disability. The walk around the Abbey itself was excellent, you can get an audio guide, or read from the many signs / displays around the Abbey. It clearly is a very popular tourist attraction, but never felt too crowded while we were there, apart from the initial 'ticket' queues to enter the Abbey.
There are places to eat just outside the Abbey, but still on the island and they seem able to cope with high demand. All in all, we thought it was excellent.
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel