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Tickets for Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance

A medieval must-see on a French island

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
09:30 - 18:00
Tomorrow
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
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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Priority Entrance
What's included
  • Entrance to Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
  • Transportation
Instructions
  • Enter via the ‘Ticket Holders/Priority Access’ 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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
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

Admission

  • 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
Reviews
Dec 21, 2017
Easy to access, and a beautiful and interesting place to tour. Do not miss the Abbaye!
Dec 18, 2017
It’s easy to use and saves paper
Dec 4, 2017
Bon et vite!
Nov 16, 2017
I loved it. Amazing place. Be prepared to be moved by the peace of the abbey and the history of the place. Very special. Even though other reviews have criticized how commercial it is, the shops have amazing tourist stuff to take home. A must see.
Oct 16, 2017
Loved it..worth the drive. Easy entry.
Oct 7, 2017
Having tickets in advance was very pleasant and gave advantage going in.
Oct 7, 2017
Excellent visit, easy to find, buses run frequently.
Oct 6, 2017
The Abbey and approaches were excellent even on a wet day BUT .... The signage at the carpark is inadequate. It does not warn a visitor that the ticket requires payment at the visitor centre and not at the carpark exit.
Oct 4, 2017
Great
Sep 28, 2017
No signs indicating way from parking to shuttle. Overloaded shuttle that sits there and waits for god knows what. A very poor experience
However the tiqets experience is 100% good

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