Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

The summit of a unique site !

The Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of medieval religious and military architecture and was one of Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites from the 8th to the 18th century.
The Abbey comprises a superb ensemble of clerical buildings including the abbey church, the cloister restored in 2017, the refectory, the monks’ ambulatory and the gardens of what has been known as the "Merveille"(Marvel) since the 12th century.
Overlooking the Mont-Saint-Michel bay, the abbey also offers a breathtaking view.

Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

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Offers

Individuals :

> Unaccompanied tour :
Guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Korean.
Duration: from 30 min to 1hr30 min.
2022 / 2023 rates : 11€ / pers.
Free for children under 18 and for 18 - 25 years-old EU nationals or regularised EU residents (excluding groups)

> Guided tour :
In French and English.
Duration : around 45 min.
No extra fee.

> Audio-guide tour :
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean.
Duration: around 1hr15 min.
Extra charge (2022 / 2023 rates : 3€ per audioguide).

Groups :

> Unaccompanied tour :
Guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Korean.
Duration: from 30 min to 1hr30 min.
2022 / 2023 rates (from 20 adults) : 9€ / pers.

> Audio-guide tour :
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean.
Reservation required.
Duration: around 1hr15 min.
Extra charge (2022 / 2023 rates : 3€ per audioguide).
Important : in 2023, audioguides will be replaced by tablets with augmented reality (2023 rates : 5€ per tablet).

> Lecture tour :
French, English, German, Spanish or Italian - subject to availability.
On booking only.
Duration:  around 2hrs
2022 / 2023 rates : 400€ (from 1 to 30 pers.)

> Private visit out of the standard opening hours :
Reservation required - subject to availability
Information and rates : abbaye.mont-saint-michel@monuments-nationaux.fr 

Groups and individuals :

> Summer night tour :
In July and August.
Specific rates.

GROUPS ACCESS  : 

Last entrance 1h30 before the closing time.
The entrance of the abbey is now at "The Jerusalem cross", at the end of the big staircase outside of the monument.
Take the left lane and, for groups over 20 people, show the reservation at the staff of the abbey at the guard house

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR TICKETS :
Enter directly after the 2 controls.
Each visitor has to have is own ticket please.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR TICKETS :
The group has to wait, on the left, after the guard house, in the Barbican.
The guide take the right lane up to the ticket offices and then get down to search for his group.
We strongly advice you to buy prepaid tickets. Click here for more information and to buy tickets

Process for groups over 20 people

Compulsory booking for each group over 20 people : resa.montsaintmichel@monuments-nationaux.fr  
Download the reservation form here

GROUPS TIME SLOTS – HIGH SEASON + FRENCH HOLIDAYS :
Access between 09.00 and 11.00am + 3.30 and 5.45 pm : from May to August 
Access between 09.30 and 11.30am + 2.30 and 4.45 pm : during autumn, winter and spring French holidays 

No guided tours can begin after 11.00am and before 3.30pm. Guided tours have to be made by professionnal guides only. 
No limit of number for groups.

From 1st January 2023 : restricted time slots will be cancelled. Compulsory booking.

Groups rates and priority access will be given only to groups with a reservation. The monument can decide to refuse a group without reservation for security and comfort reasons. 

Practical information

Access

Le Mont-Saint-Michel Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 33 89 80 00
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 48.6360Longitude : -1.5114Plan your route

By car

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

Something to know about

You can find shuttle buses near the parking lot.

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Normandy Tourism : www.normandie-tourisme.fr 

Latitude Manche (Manche Tourisme Board) : tél. : (33) (0)2 33 05 98 70 / www.manchetourisme.com

Tourist Office Destination Mont-Saint-Michel Normandie : tél. : (33) (0)2 33 60 14 30 / www.ot-montsaintmichel.com 

Abbayes Normandes : www.abbayes-normandes.com 

Normandie Sites : www.normandiesites.com 

Véloscénie (cycle route) : www.veloscenie.com 

Access et parkings : www.bienvenueaumontsaintmichel.com 

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