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Visiting Mont Saint Michel: A Tidal Island With An Abbey

Mont Saint Michel is one of the most visited tourist attractions in France outside of Paris. Visitors come in their millions each year to see this extraordinary feat of medieval architecture. There is no Mont Saint Michel Castle. Rather what you will find is a unique medieval abbey with a diversity of architectural styles, most notably the 13th century, Gothic abbey. But, how do you get to visit Mont Saint Michel and explore the abbey without the crowds?

MONT SAINT MICHEL FAQS

What is Mont Saint Michel?

Where is Mont Saint Michel?

When Was Mont Saint Michel Abbey Built?

What is La Merveille?

Why Was the Abbey Built Here?

Can You Stay Overnight on Mont Saint Michel?

Brief Historical Background

Mont Saint Michel Fortifications

Getting to Mont-Saint-Michel

Visiting Mont Saint-Michel

Museums on Mont Saint Michel

Archéoscope

Historical Museum

Logis Tiphaine

Maritime Museum

VISITING MONT SAINT MICHEL ABBEY

Tourist Office Website | Official Website | UNESCO World Heritage Listing

Opening Hours

3 May to 31 August 2021: daily from 09h30 – 18h30
1 September to 31 December 2021: daily from 09h00 – 18h00
Closed on the following days: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Ticket Prices

Adult: €11.00
Youth Under 18: Free
Buy a Priority Entrance Ticket for the Mont Saint Michel Abbey online from Tiqets or GetYourGuide.

Facilities

Gift Shop, toilets

GUIDED TOURS OF MONT SAINT MICHEL

Map and Virtual Tour of Mont Saint-Michel

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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