France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance

France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance

France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance
France Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel: Priority Entrance

Overview

The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is located on the Normandy coast. The abbey is a fortress-like structure that rises to the top of a rocky hill as if facing a stormy sea, overwhelming everyone. The abbey was registered as a World Heritage site in 1979. Inside the abbey, you will find 20 rooms and a beautiful garden. To visit the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, it is advisable to obtain a ticket in advance to ensure a smooth entry.

Highlights

  • Visit a crucial medieval pilgrimage site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site on an island off the coast of Normandy
  • Get a free guided group visit to explore the abbey and see where Archangel Michel has been worshiped since 708 AD
  • See Europe's greatest tidal variations (up to 15 meters in six hours) from a 13th-century religious compound

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Description

Once you step into the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, you are in a fantasy world. It seems as if dragons are about to descend upon you. Enter this World Heritage-listed medieval abbey and enjoy its 20 rooms, beautiful gardens, and magnificent panoramic views of the sky and sea. Le Mont Saint-Michel is a single village composed of islets on the coast of Normandy, and at the top of the islets is the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel was founded in 708 A.D. as a folk belief in the Archangel Michael, and developed into a place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages. In the 10th century, Benedictine clergy realized the importance of the site and quickly built a monastery, which was registered as a historic building in 1874, long after the monks left in 1790. Today, its presence still attracts many people. The monastery overlooks the village and has more than 20 rooms and towers that are worth seeing. As you tour around the monastery, be sure to take note of the sea surrounding the island. This area has the highest tides in Europe, with a 15-meter difference in ebb and flow in a six-hour period. A breathtaking panorama awaits you at the top of the monastery.