Mont Saint-Michel, Mont-Saint-Michel

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mont Saint-Michel and many more Mont-Saint-Michel attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.
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  • This place is absolutely amazing and well worth the visit. Make sure you visit the abbey. Do the walk on foot instead of sitting on a rammed bus. 
    This place is absolutely amazing and well worth the visit. Make sure you visit the abbey. Do the walk on foot instead of sitting on a rammed bus.  more »
  • Mont St Michel has been on my "to do" list since French classes in junior high. I am so glad that I finally got to see it in person -- it was a dream come true. The abbey itself was amazing and I... 
    Mont St Michel has been on my "to do" list since French classes in junior high. I am so glad that I finally got to see it in person -- it was a dream come true. The abbey itself was amazing and I...  more »
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  • What to write about such a famous and well-visited place such as this one?! We bought entrance tickets online before we came here and included an audio guide. The entrance is all the way to the top of the island which can be a bit steep but beautiful. If you have online tickets you can skip the queue at the ticket counter and go straight to the desk for the audio guides. The abbey itself is nice to see but interior-wise nothing special. The USP for us was the terrace on the very top with amazing views over the ocean, bay and land. The audio guides make you press numbers to listen to the history of a specific area but the numbers on the walls were often not there so you had to guess when and what number to press for listening. Go here if you have time (approx. 3 hours) and curious to see an abbey from the inside. Other than not much added value in my opinion.
  • The Abbey is a beautiful place and the free bus access runs frequently. We had read it took an hour by bus which isnt true it took 5 minutes and they were very regular. The architecture and views were amazing once we got to the top but it was a right hike. Not wheelchair friendly unless they don't make that obvious. There's loads of tourist shops and tat but you buy what you need but some stuff not cheap.

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