Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel, Mont-Saint-Michel

Categories: Monuments, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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For stunning medieval architecture that is surprisingly intact and well preserved, visit Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel. You'll be amazed by the abbey's staggering architectural marvels dating back to the Roman Empire, as well as the visible time progression of this massive megastructure, which takes you on a journey towards more Gothic styles. The monastery and abbey are at the very top of the town, supplying panoramic views of the entire island and surrounding waters. You can book a guided tour or, if you prefer to wander on your own, pick up an audio guide in English. The welcome center also offers a free printed brochure that makes a great souvenir. By using our Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel and other attractions in Mont-Saint-Michel.
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  • The abbaye itself is impressive. Getting there is another matter unless you are fit and tolerate crowds. We had two people in our group with reduced mobility and it was unpleasant for them. We went in...  read more »
  • Did this tour hired by internet still of Brazil in the month of May. Easy to locate the Agency and everything went as hired ... But if you can go by car because the road is impeccable, fast and easy access to Paris. Then you're free to enjoy more the lot ... The car goes to the mont. .. You can leave it in a parking lot and take the bus (free) 05 minutes to mont. The first vision is already smashing ... To access you will need to go up and enter the Abbey. Every space and room which becomes clear the importance of the site. The view is spectacular! All over the village that surrounds it. Abbey you will find several sites of souvenirs and snacks. A little difficult to access for those who have difficulty of locomotion. Worth every moment. Recommend at least one night there.
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  • Just find a way there. The ambiance is unforgettable. But, do not fall for the "fancy beaten eggs" restaurant at the bottom. Eggs tasted like spongy eggs that costed over 75 Euros! Almost $100 US for ...  read more »
  • This is an icon of France. Yes there are lots of tourists, but it is definitely worth seeing. Go early and you can enjoy walking the ramparts. The tiny streets and shops are quaint. The Abbey is spectacular. On half is Romanesque and the other half is Gothic. Just spectacular. I will definitely return here again.
  • We arrived on a very wet day but that didn't dampen our spirits.. What a wonderful experience just to stand and imagine what life was like in this place many years ago.. Certainly worth a visit, the only down side was the car park and the lack of information about paying. It was total chaos - drivers sent back to pay after getting soaking wet and then to find where to was tucked behind a building with no directional information.. All it took was to have information at entrance and there would be no confusion.
  • This is a very beautiful structure that has been completely overrun with tourism. Unfortunately I don't even feel like saw the place because I was fighting crowds the whole time. Some reviews suggested finding refuge on top, but for me it was too much all the way through. Any choice of dining is going to be bad too. None of the restaurants need to care about quality or service because they will be full anyway. Do yourself a favor and just pickup a cheap sandwich from a stall or better yet, bring your own.
  • It's a nice place to look at from the outside and makes pretty pictures, the last time i came here was much more enjoyable. Now, however, it is an overcommercialised monster. If you drive you have to pay quite a lot for parking (EUR11.90 if you go over 2 hours) and take a packed bus crammed like sardines to Mont St Michel. There, you will find overpriced, cheap tat for sale and restaurants that are extortionate. My recommendation? Go there after 7pm when you can drive in for free, and walk along the walkway and take pictures outside. Don't even bother going in. The view from the top is bland and unnecessary.
  • Must visit. Very beautiful architecture & design from both outside & inside. They provide 2 methods of shuttling from car park to the building : free by bus & paied by horse all are stroller-friendly . Inside the building you will find alot of stores that sells small antequ. We enjoyed our time over there.
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