Mont Saint-Michel, Mont-Saint-Michel

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For stunning medieval architecture that is surprisingly intact and well preserved, visit 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 Mont Saint-Michel and other attractions in Mont-Saint-Michel.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful place to stay without words. Here we are ladies and Knights. Armor and battles between King for the land and castles. Shuttle services excellent.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Necessarily the mont saint Michel is tourism and all which is also there. But as long as it has to go to mont saint Michel as visit the Abbey even if the price is really cheap.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The view of the Abbey from the outside and after ascent is nothing short of spectacular. An imposing building. But inside was great little rooms bare and dark everywhere. It has become a tourist and shopping venue. But given the historical significance and the setting is ' definitely worth seeing
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  • August 28, 2017
    It is an amazing place! The shops are nice and not overpriced. The food we had was great and again reasonably priced. The Abbey is a fantastic place. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid the lines. The views are breathtaking! There is a free bus to shuttle you out there, just beware the small town rolls up at 9:30 pm!
  • August 23, 2017
    An awesome place to visit. Rich history and very well preserved monastery. The village is very crowded, and it will take time to walk through it. There will also definitely be a queue to the monastery at the top but it is definitely worth it! Also, try and time with the highest tide coefficient as you can then hear the sea roaring it. Furthermore, sunset and sunrise are the best times to see it from a distance. Get away from the road by going to either the eastern (morning) or western (evening) to get the best view.
  • August 28, 2017
    Lovely place, so glad we found the time to visit. Lots of shops / cafes etc. We looked around the monastery. Caught the free shuttle bus there and enjoyed a lovely walk back to our campsite. Must visit it at night, very special, even if you view from afar, worth it. Very busy during the day - August 2017
  • August 20, 2017
    oh, Mont Saint Michel... you just can't help loving it and dream of going back on a cold misty day when all the tourists are vanished. Avoid the main path, walk - with some effort - through the steep flights of steps to get up to the Abbey as quickly as possible, then be completely engulfed by the sheer beauty and admirable engineering skills of the men who built this monument. One room after the other, one view after the other, it's just magical.
  • August 29, 2017
    Such a nice place. A must see. Just don't get in the tourist traps and if possible go there in Autumn/Winter it's way better.

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Where to stay in Mont-Saint-Michel

In addition to a number of small inns located within the island township of Mont-St-Michel, you can choose to stay at a larger hotel or B&B on the mainland. Providing privacy and comfort at affordable prices, family-run rural retreats also offer modern conveniences, such as satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. If you wish to avoid high-season crowds and explore Normandy's great outdoors at your own pace, book a spot at a campsite near this World Heritage Site island destination.
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