Mont Saint- Michel Tourism

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An island nestled only 600 meters from the mainland, Mont St. Michel in France is a marvel in itself. The fortification which resembles a Disney World palace complete with haunting streets that exude old-world charm, the island is seeped in French history.

The island history starts in 8th century AD when a monastery was built here which still resides at its heart. The planned structure of the island in itself is a wonder- God and monastery at the top, great halls below it followed by stores and housing followed by the fisherman’s quarters outside its walls.

The island however had a natural strategic relevance- during low tide, the island was easily accessible to pilgrims and proved to be fatal during high tides! This protected the island from the epic ‘Hundred Years of War’. Later Louise XI converted the island into a prison.

Tourism has since only added to the Mont St. Michel’s charm!

Today the Island is a wonder in history and is flooded with tourists annually to see the Island and experience the stories which seep through it.

If you love to experience places which are unique and transport you to an era gone by, add Mont St. Michel to your travel Itinerary. Experience history in its every stone, every brick, every alley and every corner of the island.

Mont Saint- Michel Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Mont Saint- Michel tips for your visit

  • Carry rain gear when travelling in Fall season and warm clothes almost throughout the year if you are travelling off season. 
  • Summers are pretty hot here and hence carry light clothes when travelling during high season.
  • Summer witness heavy tourist flow. Do time your visit well and arrange for stay near the island.
  • If you are staying on the mainland and travel to and fro to the Mont, then time your visits well before sunset as the water can block the only way to leave the place.

Facts and Stats for Mont Saint- Michel*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mont Saint- Michel

    Know the pollution level of Mont Saint- Michel before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mont Saint- Michel - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mont Saint- Michel

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mont Saint- Michel

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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