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Mont Saint Michel Abbey Tickets for the visit


Tickets to the Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Entrance ticket to Mont Saint Michel Abbey

- Free visit of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

What to expect

Its imposing and majestic silhouette has been taking shape for centuries on the Normandy coast. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel still arouses the fervour of pilgrims today, but also the admiration of all lovers of medieval religious architecture.

Perched on its island, the abbey shelters many hidden nooks and crannies: all along the twenty rooms that make up the heart of the visit, you will gradually enter into communion with the soul of the Benedictine monks who built the building in the 10th century. The abbey, at its summit, also offers many panoramic viewpoints from which you can admire the largest tides in all of Europe.


From May 1st to August 31st: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
From September 1st to April 30th: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last entry 1 hour before closing.
The Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is open every day except: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

Practical Information

  • During periods of high tide coefficients, access to Mont-Saint-Michel, and therefore to the abbey, may be impacted for several days.
  • The route includes many steps (about 350 steps). There is no elevator to access the abbey.
  • Suitcases and hiking bags are prohibited.
  • Animals are not allowed, even in a carry bag.
  • Knives and scooters are prohibited.
  • Smoking and eating in the monument is prohibited.
  • The site is very difficult to access for people with reduced mobility.
  • Dogs are prohibited except for guide and assistance dogs.
  • Cancellation conditions: non-cancellable, non-refundable tickets.


  • Under 18 years old (in family and outside school groups)
  • 18-25 years old (citizens of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory)
  • Disabled person and their companion
  • Job seeker, upon presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old
  • Culture Card - ICOM Card
  • The Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel offers free admission on the first Sunday of the month from November to March inclusive
  • For everyone, the first Sunday of the months of January, February, March, November, and December, and during the European Heritage Days


How to get to Mont-Saint-Michel

By Car

  • From Saint-Malo: exit n° 2, D 155 and D 797 or N 176 towards Pontorson, then D 976.
  • From Caen: exit n° 8, N 175 towards Rennes until Pontaubault, then D 43, D 75, and D 275 towards Mont-Saint-Michel.

Good to Know
Access to Mont-Saint-Michel 24/7, paid parking during the day. The parking lot is located 2.5 kilometers from Mont-Saint-Michel intramural. Access to Mont can be done on foot or by free shuttles. The shuttle departure point is located in the parking lot, and the drop-off is 400 meters from the entrance of Mont-Saint-Michel.


You can now go to the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel by train from Paris! The Normandy Region and SNCF Intercités and TER Normandie have launched a transport offer from the Paris-Montparnasse station to Granville, with a comfortable coach connection in Villedieu-les-Poêles to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Customer Reviews

4.9/540 reviews

Roberto S.
Good experiense but I had no…
Published over a year ago
Good experiense but I had no possibility to get the audio guide at the priority visitor entrance to Le Mont Saint Michel.
Excellent service
Published over a year ago

Excellent service.

We used it to request four tickets for the following day.
I was surprised to see how many people do not book them in advance, the queue around 10.30 a.m. was already long and the waiting time was around or more than 30 mins.

We skipped the entire queue and entered right away.

Belinda M.
If you want to avoid a long queue, buy yur ticket on Ticketeaser
Published over a year ago
If you want to avoid a long queue, buy your ticket on; i literally walked right past an enormous line of people waiting to buy tickets. I just showed the tickets on my phone at the entrance for people who have bought tickets in advance!


Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Common questions

What is Mont Saint Michel Abbey?

The Abbey of Mont Saint Michel is a historic monument located on a rocky islet in Normandy, France. It is a masterpiece of medieval architecture with over a millennium of history.

How can I buy tickets to visit the Abbey?

Tickets can be purchased on our Ticketeaser website, as well as at the entrance to the Abbey.

Is it accessible to people with reduced mobility?

The abbey has many steps and paving stones. It may therefore be difficult for people with reduced mobility to navigate the entire site.

Can we visit the Abbey at night?

No, the Abbey is only open to the public during daylight hours. However, the village around is accessible and offers magnificent views at night.

How long does it take to visit the Abbey?

The complete visit to the Abbey can take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the interest and pace of the visitor.

Are there any clothing restrictions when visiting the Abbey?

No, there is no specific dress code, but comfortable shoes are recommended.

Is it possible to eat on site?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located in the village around the Abbey.

Are pets allowed?

No, animals are not allowed inside the Abbey, except assistance dogs.

Are there parking spaces nearby?

Yes, there are dedicated parking lots for visitors to Mont Saint Michel a few kilometers from the islet, with shuttles to access the site.

When is the best time to visit the Abbey?

The Abbey can be visited all year round. However, the summer months are the busiest. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, choose spring or autumn.

Can I take photos inside the Abbey?

Yes, photos are allowed, but without flash to preserve the works.

Is the Abbey open on public holidays?

Yes, the Abbey is open most days of the year, including most public holidays.

What can I see around the Abbey?

The village of Mont Saint Michel offers a unique experience with its picturesque streets, shops and breathtaking views of the bay.

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