Tickets for Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance

A medieval must-see on a French island

Bestseller
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Save time & get in faster
Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 19:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 19:00
Monday:  09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 19:00
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.

See more
See less
Ticket
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
What's included
Entrance to Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
Transportation
Audio guide
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
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
L'Abbaye, 50170, 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

Missed the guided tour? The audio guide is available onsite and it's certainly worth the extra €3, as there's not much written information in the many rooms you'll see.

Guilherme
Head of Content
Reviews
Jul 16, 2019
Easy to book online and saved us a lot of time having to queue up with the family. Good safe and secure. Recommended and would use again.
Jul 14, 2019
Quick easy entry
Jul 13, 2019
No waiting in line. Easy online purchase.
Jul 12, 2019
Priority access worked beautifully. It was so nice to bypass the long line of same day ticket purchasers. The abbey itself was outstanding. Very well worth the price of admission.
Jul 12, 2019
The tickets were easy to download and use. We were there by the opening time and so were hundreds of other visitors. It saved us a lot of time and frustration
Jul 12, 2019
It was great to get immediate entry into the Abbey. The ordinary line was very long. I am sold on pre purchasing tickets from Tiqets. So easy
Jul 11, 2019
We bought our tickets in advance through Tiqet. We arrived at the Mont Saint-Michel abbey around 8:45 am and were among the first 10 people to enter the abbey for the day. People free pictures!!
Jul 11, 2019
Very fast and easy to install and use.
Jul 11, 2019
Breathtaking when you catch your first glimpse.
Lots of restaurants to choose from inside the abbey area.
Jul 10, 2019
The tickets worked on the iPhone

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
You don't have to print these tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions' on the product page for more information on this. Download the Tiqets app to get access to your tickets on your phone - even when offline.