Mont Saint Michel

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Built in 1523, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most unforgettable sights in Europe. Mont Saint Michel is located on the northwestern coast of Normandy and is known for its rich history and deep secrets. One of the main reasons tourists frequently visit the place is the Mont Saint Michel architecture which is based on the Gothic and Roman eras. In the earlier days, the Mont Saint Michel Bay was a famous center for learning and attracted many great minds and manuscript illuminators in Europe. The ticket includes the complete tour of the Mont Saint Michel with a guide who will help you learn more about the history of this place.

There were many more beautiful and fine buildings in the village street where Pilgrims used to visit despite the cross-channel conflict. These buildings are currently converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and also museums for tourists to visit and learn about Mont Saint Michel history. Tourists can easily purchase the Mont Saint Michel Tickets and go on a guided tour that will help visitors understand the importance of the monument and its deep history. One of the best ways to enjoy this wonderful experience is to book the tickets online so that the visitors do not have to wait in long queues.

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Mont Saint Michel Abbey
Mont Saint Michel Abbey

One of the most important cultural sites in France, Mont Saint Michel Abbey is the most visited and popular spot among tourists. The Abbey has a rich history and dates back to the 9th century when it was a place of prayer and study known as Neustria. In the 11th century, the Abbey was closed and was converted into a Prison at the time of the French revolution. The Prison was closed in 1863 and it was declared a historical monument with many visitors coming forward to witness the beautiful Abbey. Every year visitors come here across the globe to witness the beautiful Roman and Gothic style architecture which reflects the era the Abbey was built in.

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Mont Saint Michel Bay
Mont Saint Michel Bay

Known for having a rich natural habitat, Mont Saint Michel Bay is home to seals, hundreds of species of birds, and dolphins among many other animals. Witness these beautiful sea creatures along the Normandy coastline, especially during summer and learn more about them by locals. Another incredible natural show you can witness here is the high tide which is absolutely beautiful and dangerous at the same time. These levels can reach up to 15 meters and tourists are advised to not walk along the Bay without experienced guides.

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Mont Saint Michel History

Mont Saint Michel

Originally known as Mont-Tombe, this island came to be known as Mont-Saint-Michel in the 8th century, after the bishop of Avranches had a vision of the archangel St. Michael. After this, Mont Saint Michel quickly became home to many pilgrims and scholars. During the French revolution, the monastery had only seven monks and this led to their decline through the years. Later under Napoleon 1, the Mont became a state prison until 1863 and then in 1874, it was classified as a historical monument. Mont was then restored and the tower and spire were added in the 19th century to add to its beauty. Over the years, there have been many changes and additions and tourists can also visit some of the old buildings from the 25th century which are currently turned into cafes and stores. The Mont Saint Michel tickets come with guided tours where you can learn more about the Mont Saint Michel History.

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Mont Saint Michel Architecture

Mont Saint Michel

Built in the 10th century, the architecture here is completely inspired by Roman and Gothic styles. The monument has since been restored many times and is known as a perfect example of pre-roman architecture. The Abbey in the church was expanded as more and more pilgrims started visiting Mont Saint Michel and then a new abbey was built at the site of monk's quarters. This church showcases a beautiful blend of three crypts, the Trente-Cierges chapel, the choir crypt, and the Saint-Martin chapel. The city was also surrounded by the forfeited walls on the south and east side of the mont and visitors can also see the two bombards which were left by the English during the hundred years' of war.

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Know Before You Go

Location & Timings
Best time to visit Mont Saint-Michel
How to Reach Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel Location The Mont Saint-Michel lies one kms off the north-western coast of the country, at the Couesnon River near Avranches.

Opening times of the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel

3 May to 31 August 2021: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 1 September to 31 December 2021: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Closed on: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

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FAQs

What are the best tours of Mont Saint Michel?

The best tours you can get are the Private Mont Saint Michel tour and a private 3-hour walking tour with a professional guide along with Mont Saint Michel tickets.

Should I buy Mont St. Michel tickets in advance?

It's best to purchase Mont Saint Michel tickets in advance to avoid standing in long queues. Purchasing online tickets will also help visitors ensure hassle-free entry and you can also get various discounts and offers.

What is the best time to visit Mont Saint Michel?

The best time to visit Mont Saint Michel is during spring and summer when the weather is perfect and the temperature is pleasant.

What are the best things to do at Mont Saint Michel?

Mont Saint Michel tickets will give you access to biking or walking around the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, checking out La Grande Rue, trying the Prés-salés du Mont-Saint-Michel, visiting the Alligator Bay, and Grabbing a bite to eat at La Mère Poulard.

What's the best way to explore Mont Saint Michel?

The best way to explore Mont Saint Michel is with a guided tour where an organized excursion helps in providing round-trip transportation included in your Mont Saint Michel tickets.

Is Mont Saint Michel worth visiting?

One of the most famous tourist attractions, Mont Saint Michel is a stunning beauty that attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. The place is definitely worth visiting if you love nature, architecture, and are keen on learning history.

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