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Visit the Abbey du Mont Saint-Michel and witness a breathtaking medieval monastery perched on a rocky island, surrounded by scenic vistas.

Highlights

  • Get the chance to discover one of the most iconic landmarks in France with your tickets!

  • Explore the Abbey that sits atop the famous mount, one of the first places to be granted UNESCO World Heritage site status; in fact, approximately 60 buildings within the commune are monument historiques, which means the French government extends them National Heritage protection!

  • Learn about the commune and abbey's tumultuous and dynamic history with the help of your guidebook that comes in a dozen languages, like Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, just to name a few!

Inclusions

  • Entry to Abbey du Mont Saint-Michel

  • Access to all the spaces open to visitors

  • Access to temporary exhibitions

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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The silhouette of Mont Saint Michel sitting on the bay that surrounds it is easily one of the most recognizable images, having protected itself against the wrath of nature as well as the ravages of war over the course of over a thousand years. Over the centuries, the island was fortified and came to serve as a strategic military point, having been under siege for 30 years during the Hundred Years' War, and playing a prison during the French Revolution. There is a unique tidal phenomenon that at low tide permits walking across the bay to reach the commune on foot, and at high tide can leave the island temporarily cut off from the mainland.

Why You Shouldn't Miss Visiting Mont Saint Michel

A rocky islet rising above the tides, a monastery perched atop with its spire rising into the sky and forming the tip of a pyramid that begins in solid fortress walls that have held out through their share of wars: This is Le Mont Saint-Michel. Located an hour away from Rennes and three hours away from Paris (by car), the flat plain that surrounds it allows you a glimpse of the imposing Mount long before you set foot on the rock. From the mainland you can reach the commune by foot or by the shuttle bus.

Once at the walls, the walk up through the narrow medieval streets is an experience in itself, although the jewel of Le Mont Saint-Michel is undoubtedly its Benedictine monastery. Walk through it's stone hallways, like many people before you have done over the centuries and admire the serene atmosphere. Admire the cloisters and the quiet gardens as you walk around. You'll have little to no trouble finding your way with the help of your guidebook. Look out for the “Merveille” - the Gothic monks quarters and a marvel of 13th century architecture. You can also enjoy views of the sea and the tides from the fortified walls and discover more about the history of the island in its various museums.

Important Information

  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Sunday of the month from Nov to Mar.

  • Entry is free for anyone under the age of 18 years, and for European Union nationals or non-EU residents in France aged between 18 and 25 years (an ID is necessary).

  • Entry is free for disabled guests with an accompanying adult, jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old), and holders of a valid education pass.

  • Facilities: Restroom, Parking.

  • As part of the Vigipirate Plan, security gates are installed at the entrance to the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey and all access is preceded by a visual search of the bags.

  • Folded strollers are allowed in the monument

  • Some outdoor spaces may be closed in case of bad weather conditions.

  • The bookshop/boutique is accessible with or without an entry ticket.

Restrictions

  • Due to its location at the top of the rock and the large number of steps, the site is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility and pushchairs.

  • Note that the following are not allowed inside the venue: Suitcases & big rucksacks, pets, knives, scooters, eating, or smoking.

Operating Hours

May 2 to Aug 31

  • Daily: 10am to 7pm

Sep 1 to Apr 30

  • Daily: 10:30am to 6pm

  • Last admission is 1 hour before closing time

  • Closed: Jan 1, May 1, & Dec 25

  • You will receive your email confirmation shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Please display the same on your mobile device at the time of entry, which you will get via the ‘Ticket Holders/Priority Access’ line.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel.

  • Address: L'Abbaye, 50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

By bus

  • The nearest stop is Le Mont Saint-Michel, where a free shuttle bus runs frequently throughout the day to the attraction.

  • Board bus #BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus, to get you there.

  • Catch train #TER, to get you there.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout.

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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