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.
2nd January - 30th April: Open every day from 9h30 to 18h
2nd May – 31st August: Open everyday from 9h to 19h
1st September – 31st December: Open every day from 9h30 to 18h
Last access 1 hour before closing.
Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
|How to arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel|
- 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.
Access to Mont-Saint-Michel 24h/24, paid parking during the day. The car park is located 2.5 kilometers from Mont Saint-Michel. Access to the Mont can be done on foot or by free shuttle bus. The starting point of the shuttle buses is located in the carpark, the drop-off is 400 meters from the entrance to Mont Saint-Michel.
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.