Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

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Tickets for Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Ticket

  • Priority queue access
  • Self-guided tour of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

good to know: to make the most of your visit, remember to download your tickets on your phone before entering Mont-Saint-Michel because the internet network is unreliable!


What to expect

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont-Saint-Michel and its abbey is a natural and architectural marvel, attracting more than three million visitors every year. Exposed to the elements in a wide sandy bay, the abbey has a truly unique atmosphere. When you approach the island, Mont-Saint-Michel appears like a jewel rising into to the sky, neither on solid ground nor completely on the sea. A major pilgrimage destination since its construction in the 8th century, the abbey is open all year round.

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.

Practical information

  • 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

Customer Reviews

4.9/5140 reviews

Takeshi A.
Published over a year ago
simple operation
Mont St Michel
Published over a year ago
Easy to get tickets online and worth it to skip the queue at Mont St Michel. But missed out on the audio guide which wasn't an option online.
Good service
Published over a year ago
Good service
Giacomo U.
Very useful
Published over a year ago
Easy to use and a must if you want to avoid the long queue to get in St.Michel Abbey.
Published over a year ago
My trip to the Palace of Versailles was enhanced by our guide Philip. He made the visit interesting and took us through its history. The gardens were amazing. I would recommend an earlier tour or visiting the gardens before the tour. We had to leave by 5:30 and we had so much more to see
Lyrin A.
Easy to book
Published over a year ago
Very good and able to print out the ticket in advance
Paris T.
Easy Peasy
Published over a year ago
Bought tickets ahead of time for entrance to St. Michel, no issues what so ever. Quick and easy. E-tickets = no need to find a PRINTER!!


Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Common questions

How to get to Mont Saint Michel?

By car:
From Saint-Malo: Take exit number 2, the D 155 and then the D 797 or N 176 towards Pontorson, before taking the D 976.
From Caen: Take exit number 8, then the N 175 towards Rennes until Pontaubault, before changing to the D 43, D 75 or D 275 towards Mont-Saint-Michel.
Access to Mont-Saint-Michel is possible 24 hours a day, and parking fees are levied during the day. The car park is located 2.5 kilometres from Mont Saint-Michel itself. From there, you can access the island on foot or by free shuttles. The departure point of the shuttles is located in the car park, and the drop-off point is 400 metres from the entrance of Mont Saint-Michel.
By train: It is possible to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel via the Mont-Saint-Michel train: Région Normandie, SNCF Intercités and TER Normandie both offer rail connections from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel.

How much does the entrance to Mont Saint Michel cost?

The price 2023 of the tickets to visit the Mont Saint Michel abbey is € 11. Admission is free for those under 18 but also for adults between 18 and 25 (nationals of European Union countries and non-European habitual residents in French territory). People with disabilities and a companion can also visit the accessible parts for free.

What are the visiting hours of the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey?

From May 19 to August 31: 09:00 - 19:00
September 1 to April 30: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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