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Information and tips for visiting Mont Saint-Michel, the medieval abbey in Normandy. Information about the history, opening hours, and online tickets for Mont Saint-Michel can be found at parisbypierre.com.

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Address: L’Abbaye, 50170 Mont Saint-Michel
Car: Follow the A-13 route to the French village of Beauvoir. A sizable parking area is located close to Beauvoir. This is the parking area of Mont Saint-Michel. A free shuttle bus will bring you from the parking area to Mont Saint-Michel.
Train: Mont Saint-Michel can be reached by train. You can reach Mont Saint-Michel in 4 hours from Paris. You depart from the Montparnasse train stop in Paris and travel to the Pontorson train stop in France. From Pontorson, a free shuttle bus will bring you to Mont Saint-Michel.
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How do I buy tickets for the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel?

Tip 1: The beautiful medieval abbey is visited by more than 3.5 million people every year. In high season, tickets can be sold out several days in advance. Fortunately, it is possible to purchase your entry tickets in advance:

  • Tickets Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel from 11 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages 0 to 24: free entrance for EU residents

How do I buy tickets for an excursion to the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel?

Tip 2: It is possible to schedule an arranged daytrip from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel. From the heart of Paris, a bus will take you to the beautiful abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. An arranged day tour starts at 125 euros per person. (For additional information, please click here)

Opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Closed on Sunday
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th

The beautiful ancient abbey of La Merveille, also known as Mont Saint-Michel, is situated on a small, rocky island off the coast of Normandy, France. An ancient village may be seen at the foot of the abbey. Since 1979, the unique abbey, village, and surrounding bay have been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Visit the island of Mont Saint-Michel

The Bay of Normandy has the largest variation between high and low tide in Europe. The island of Mont Saint-Michel is totally inaccessible during high tide. An elevated road has been created to keep the island accessible even during high tide. This road can only be crossed on foot or by bicycle.

Visiting Mont Saint-Michel and Tickets

Mont Saint-Michel is the third-most visited landmark in France. The island is free to visit. To enter the famous abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, an entry ticket is required. The beautiful abbey is very popular among tourists. In high season, tickets can be sold out several days in advance. Fortunately, it is possible to purchase your tickets in advance. Would you like to book your tickets for Mont Saint-Michel now? Please click here for additional information

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History of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

The abbey’s history dates back to the year 708. According to legend, Archangel Michael visited a monk by the name of Aubert that year. The Archangel ordered Aubert to construct a chapel on the island of Mont Saint-Michel. Aubert completed his little church in 709. Between the 11th and 16th centuries, the enormous ancient abbey of Mont Saint-Michel was constructed.

Sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel

A day trip to Mont Saint-Michel starts in the ancient village of Mont Saint-Michel. You can explore narrow old streets and alleys, ancient houses, museums, shops, restaurants, and hotels. To visit the abbeye of Mont Saint-Michel, just follow the stone steps.

The beautiful old abbey is still in perfect condition. It has three levels and is constructed in the form of a cross. The basement, soup kitchen, and abbey gardens are located on the first floor. The dining room and study rooms are located on the second floor. The old sleeping rooms are on the upper floor of the abbey.

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Parking near Mont Saint-Michel

If you are driving to Mont Saint-Michel, there is a large parking lot close to the French village of Beauvoir. The distance from this parking lot to Mont Saint-Michel is 2.5 kilometers. From the parking lot you can get to Mont Saint-Michel by using one of the free shuttle buses. You can also walk to the ancient island, especially if you wish to observe the stunning surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel. It is a 45-minute walk.

Public transport towards Mont Saint-Michel

You can use the train if you’d like to visit Mont Saint-Michel by public transport. The village of Pontorson is home to the closest train station. The distance between Pontorson and the historic island is 10 kilometers. From this station, a direct and free shuttle bus travels to the island of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Video: Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

 


How do I get to Mont Saint-Michel?

Car: If you are driving from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel, you can follow the A-13 route to the French village of Beauvoir. A sizable parking area is located close to Beauvoir. This is the parking area of Mont Saint-Michel. A free shuttle bus will bring you from the parking area to Mont Saint-Michel.

Train: It is possible to visit Mont Saint-Michel by train. You can reach Mont Saint-Michel in 4 hours from Paris. You depart from the Montparnasse train stop in Paris and travel to the Pontorson train stop in France. From Pontorson, a free shuttle bus will bring you to Mont Saint-Michel.

An arranged excursion from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel: It is possible to schedule an arranged day trip from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel. The distance from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel is 360 km and takes about 3.5 hours. From the heart of Paris, a bus will take you to the beautiful abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. An arranged day tour starts at 125 euros per person. For additional information, please click here

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