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Tickets for Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel

A medieval must-see on a French island

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Multilingual guided visits are available (check the schedule at the entrance)
Opening hours
May - August: 09:00 - 19:00, September - April: 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission is one hour before closing)

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most important places of medieval pilgrimage, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a tiny island off the coast of Normandy
  • Get a free guided group visit and explore the rooms and towers, take in panoramic views, and see where Archangel Michel has been worshiped since 708
  • See Europe's greatest tidal variations - as much as 15 meters in six hours, from a 13th-century religious compound

Description

It looks straight out of a fantasy film - as if dragons might swoop down as you enter. But you haven't stepped into a parallel universe - you've just discovered the Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel. This astounding World Heritage Site lies just off the rocky coast of Normandy. It's a medieval must-see! Explore 20 rooms, stunning gardens, and get panoramic views of the sea and sky.

Le Mont Saint-Michel is a small island commune in Normandy, and the Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel is most definitely its crowning glory, looming over it all like a big stone soldier as the waves crash on its rocky shores. The worship of Archangel Michel first occurred in this spot in 708 AD, making it 'the' place for a medieval pilgrimage.

In the 10th century the Benedictine monks realized its importance and promptly set about building a proper abbey here. In 1874 the abbey was listed as a historic monument; this was after the monks said their goodbyes in 1790. It draws as many crowds today as it did hundreds of years ago - thanks to its airy interior and majestic position.

With over 20 rooms and spires and towers looming over the town below, there's plenty to explore. You can also join a guided group for free - just ask when you arrive and you'll be placed in a group for a tour.

As you walk around the abbey, take the chance to watch the tide roll in and out (it has Europe's highest tidal variations, swelling and dropping as much as 15 meters in as little as six hours). Reaching the summit of the abbey will reward you with unbelievable panoramas; you'll feel like the king of a French castle. Or the abbot of a French abbey.

How to use your tickets

Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Enter via the ‘Ticket Holders Line’ and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • There's no WiFi at the venue and the mobile coverage there is quite poor, so make sure to download your tickets beforehand

What's included?

  • Entrance to Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
  • Transportation

Good to know

Opening Hours

  • May - August: 09:00 - 19:00
  • September - April: 09:30 - 18:00
  • Last admission one hour before closing

Getting There

  • The closest train station is Pontorson. It can be accessed via the train lines TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes or Dol de Bretagne, then a coach from Rennes or Dol de Bretagne to Mont Saint-Michel
  • Trains from Paris Saint-Lazare to Caen, then a TER train from Caen to Pontorson, then the shuttle bus from Pontorson to Mont Saint-Michel
  • Trains from Paris Montparnasse to Granville, get off in Folligny and get another train to Pontorson, then the shuttle bus from Pontorson to Mont Saint-Michel

Insider tip

In summer you'll find concerts and other cultural events at the abbey.

Becky
Tiqets Copywriter

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What do these tickets include?
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Customer reviews

carlos, Mexico
Apr 18, 2017
really nice place; however, i expected more.
Anonymous
Apr 18, 2017
By buying your tiquets online , you avoid a lon queue
Jacques, Germany
Apr 17, 2017
A must see! Very well organised with parking and shuttle. Going before the high frequency season is best.
Helkin, Costa Rica
Apr 13, 2017
This is a must see place if you are ever in France. It is a bit crowded but totally worth it!! Magical! Dont miss out on taking your shoes off when loe tide and walk around the mont.
Heather, United States
Jan 8, 2017
Super easy to book ahead and went right in to the Abbey.
Matthew, United Kingdom
Dec 15, 2016
Great experience. Amazing place. Toilets need cleaning more regularly.
francoise, France
Apr 25, 2017
Très belle visite attention il faut être à 1o h au plus tard pour une visite fluide il y avait pas mal de monde après c est la bousculade compter 1 h 15 de visite
Ruben, Spain
Apr 23, 2017
Genial abadía. Un lugar encantador con geniales paisajes y mucha historia. Muy recomendable llegar a primera hora y llevar los tiquets comprados con antelación, así se evitan colas enormes. Si se lleva el tiquet comprado, pasar igualmente por la compra de entradas si se quiere audoguía.
Anonymous
Apr 23, 2017
Éviter l'attente est très agréable surtout avec des enfants. Très simple à utiliser
Marie, France
Apr 22, 2017
très bien sauf que le coupe file ne permet de prendre un audio guide...