Mont Saint MichelCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France, Bayeux
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-233601430
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building
Mont Saint Michel - Review
The Mont Saint Michel is perched upon a small rocky island with stout ramparts and battlements surrounding it. Popular for its extreme tides, during high tides the attraction is entirely encompassed by sea while during low tides bare sand surrounds the manor. Mont Saint Michel exhibits parts that belong to the 15th and 19th century relevant to the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel. The center houses exhibitions along with guided walks and other activities.
Mont Saint Michel Information
- Timings to visit Mont Saint Michel solely depend on the tides.
- Guided tours are available to Mont Saint Michel.
How To reach Mont Saint Michel by Public Transport
- You can hire a bus to Mont Saint Michel.
Restaurants Near Mont Saint Michel
- La Mère Poulard
- Le Mouton Blanc
- Auberge Saint-Pierre
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mont Saint Michel
95% of people who visit Bayeux include Mont Saint Michel in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
39.2% of people start their Mont Saint Michel visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mont Saint Michel
83.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel Trips
Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux Reviews
Le Mont Saint Michel is one of the finest attractions in Lower Normandy. Getting there by car is quite easy and there are plenty of highway signs pointing the way. Once there, you enter into a parking lot by taking a parking ticket from the automatic dispenser. The cost is €6.50 for 2 hours and €12 for longer than 2 hours. From the parking lot, you can either walk to the Mont Saint Michel on your own, or you can take a free shuttle bus. Entry into the Mont Saint Michel is also free. Entry to the Abbey in the upper level of the Mont is €10. There are lots of things to see and do that don't cost any money, so you don't have to go to the Abbey.
We drove in from Normandy and stayed overnight at one of the hotels in the gated area close to Mount Saint Michel.(very convenient) There are two ways to start your walk inside the castle. 1 when you come off the bridge go immediately to your left. This is where small cars can go and it has less steps to the top. 2. Go to your right and go under the two arches directly into the tourist part of town (more steps) not really a issue just rest along the way. This too will lead you to the church above all paths lead you up to the church where you will pay a fee to continue on. ( There is a a tourist desk to ask questions and get a map before you go inside. Very helpful.) Amazing time and the views of the surrounding bay is beautiful. We were there during low tide so you could walk around in the mud flats if one chooses. But be careful of the rising tides. Enjoy
Ample parking and a great tram system takes you right out to the Abbey. Fabulous views make for pictures that will last a lifetime. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from so you will not go hungry. Just make sure you wear sturdy shoes. It is a steep climb with tons of steps but it is well worth the effort.
It's a lovely abbey that's a bit overrated as a tourist attraction. While it does provide for excellent pictures with smooth backgrounds, there's not much to see inside the abbey. And the ticket is a bit overpriced at 10€ for a place in the middle of nowhere when it gives you access to a very small surface area limited to one floor. They do have free shuttle service from the parking; you can also go for long walks along the channel. Access to the abbey itself requires a bit of physical exertion but nothing too strenuous for a healthy adult.
Impressive site. Bring good walking shoes and be prepared to climb many (like 47 flights) of stairs. Limited railings. The abbey is stark on the inside since it was last used as a prison and all decorations were removed and haven't been replaced.