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Tickets for Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel

A medieval must-see on a French island

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Overview
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.

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What's included
  • Entrance to Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
  • Transportation
How to use your tickets
  • 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
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Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Key info
Live guide
Multilingual guided visits are available (check the schedule at the entrance)
Additional info

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
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Reviews
Darren, United Kingdom
Jul 20, 2017
Amazing place,felt honoured to be there,
Must visit
Brenda, South Africa
Jul 19, 2017
Beautiful heritage site in Normandy. Well worth a visit. But best to go early because it gets very crowded
Rim, Switzerland
Jul 18, 2017
Everyone should visit this once. It is an amazing site , unfortunately too busy
We could not stay to watch the water rise
My kids were tired and we had a long drive back but the site tour was nice and kids enjoyed putting their feet in the mud
Tomas, United States
Jul 18, 2017
This was very easy and helpful, we happened to go on a less crowded day and truley enjoyed both the little village and abby
Jesper Vinther, Denmark
Jul 16, 2017
Amazing building with an interesting history. We came early and went right through the entrance.
Anonymous
Jul 11, 2017
Simple and easy
Jonathan, United Kingdom
Jul 10, 2017
First time visitor, superb place to visit! Lots of steps if you are a little unfit. If you visit at low tide there are guided trips out onto the sands that go for miles, but you need to go barefoot from the looks of it!
bill, New Zealand
Jul 10, 2017
One of the most amazing places I've ever seen and I've seen lots of things from all round the world.
Patricia , United States
Jul 3, 2017
A bit oh heaven here on earth. Beautiful abbey.
Really disliked all the tourist junk shops!
Laurence, Japan
Jul 2, 2017
The tickets are very easy to use. The staff knows them so they scan them quickly. No waiting in line!

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