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Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

1. Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

Discover one of the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel abbey. Explore the site with a self-guided tour aided by an information booklet and learn the fascinating history of the site entirely at your own pace. The worship of Saint Michel was introduced on the holy mount in 708 and it became one of the most important places of medieval pilgrimage. Benedictine Monks began building an abbey here in the 10th century.   The abbey has withstood the assaults of man, time, and the elements. The heroic resistance of the mount to English attacks during the Hundred Years’ War (14th and 15th centuries) made it a symbol of French national identity.  Monks left the abbey in 1790 and it was listed as a historic monument in 1874. The whole site has been returned to its former glory thanks to ongoing restoration work.

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From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

2. From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

Discover one of the most unique settlements in France on a day trip from Paris to the mountainous city island of Mont St-Michel on the Normandy coast. Transfer from Paris by comfortable minibus or van, and then enjoy some free time on arrival at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the sea or sand (depending on the tide), the town is known for its soaring spires, imposing ramparts, and steep streets. Crowned by the fortified Abbaye du Mont St-Michel (dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel), Mont St-Michel remains little changed since the Middle Ages. Explore the village at your own pace, and the interior of the abbey (where Benedictine monks still hold early morning mass) by audio guide. Hear stories of the legends of a unusual jewel of France. Normandy is also known for it’s wonderful apple production and you’ll make a special stop to taste some of the famous Cider Pommeau and Calvados.

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What people are saying about Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,037 reviews

Our trip to Mont Saint Michel was great. A bit of tourist advise…wait to purchase souvenirs on your way back down from the Abbey tour. We made the newbie mistake of buying from the first shops we encountered and spent the whole trek up the stairs (there are plenty of stairs) lugging an extra bag of weight. Other than that, the Abbey was awe-inspiring.

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Tony was great and really seemed to love the history behind the landmarks. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and is an absolute must visit while in France.

With the self-guided, audio tour you can go through the abby at your pace. It provides just about all the information and history of the abby and Mount Saint Michel that you can "ingest". A must!!!

Makkelijke aanschaf en eenmaal in Le Mont-Saint-Michel liepen we zo door. Het systeem werkte gewoon heel goed. Tip: binnen in de abdij kan je gratis een guided tour in het Engels bijboeken!

So glad we had a ticket in advance- walked passed the long line waiting- this made it so much better! No wait-