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The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of mediaeval religious and military architecture and was one of Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites from the 8th to the 18th century.The Abbey comprises a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bp 22 | Au sommet du village, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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We were sold tickets by trip advisor to visit this attraction, upon arrival we were informed that the venue was closed for the performance of a classical concert! very disappointed. After a very lengthy call I did manage to get a full refund but very...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well known for its beauty, we have spent 4-5 hours in Mont St. Michel. Worthy and educational. Public facilities like restrooms are adequate.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chengdayang
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is absolutely awe-inspiring effort. The Abbaye is as beautiful as is captured in pictures. You have to have good mobility to climb the many stairs and steps tho there are benches and places to rest along the way. We did an audio tour which...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sylph7
Reviewed 3 days ago

To understand that at the time this was built there were no computers to help with the design, no equipment to move or process the rock for construction just hand tools and manual labor resulting in this amazing structure. In addition dealing with +40 foot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FLgolfer_2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have a chance to visit this place on such a beautiful day and this place is 4 hours from Paris one way. We did it on our last day in Paris.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not cheap, however a lot of maintenance needed and a very large and expensive project is well underway to restore the 'island' to its maritime setting as the silting has ruined the feeling of isolation. The abbey is huge and constantly throwing up surprises. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

According to history, Benedictine Monks were the last to depart in this as abbey and being a Benedictine graduate I was excited to visit this island. It was a long train ride from Paris (don't miss your train there are only few trains that travel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Yvet D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take a walk along the ramparts, follow the narrow pathway, climb the cobblestoned stairs... and discover the ocean view, it will certainly be a magical moment when you see the uncovered ocean floor. Don't forget to enjoy the shops at the beginning, and a crepe...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank samerabikhalil
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of the info online about how to get to/from Paris was accurate with some exceptions: (1) It is true the bus to SMS from Rennes is coordinated with the train from Paris to Rennes, but it is NOT true that you can buy the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank eastbound
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see place to visit. apparently it is the most visited place in France outside of paris. Last time I went, you parked outside Mont Saint Michel. But now you park away from it and have a courtesy bus up to it....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Michelle M
27 September 2019|
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Response from glennm921 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your interests. In a half day or so, you can clearly walk up to the top and through the abbey if you are active and in shape. You’ll also be able to stop to shop or have a meal. You could then be on your way... More
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Halvie8
29 July 2019|
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Response from Aint_Life_Great | Reviewed this property |
Stay on the island if you can. The hotels are old, but it's a wonderful experience being on the island after all the day-trippers are gone!
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Katie K
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Response from BunburyTim61 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on age and their interest in the history and architecture. I would say the tours are more for interested adults.
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