Mont Saint-Michel, Mont-Saint-Michel

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For stunning medieval architecture that is surprisingly intact and well preserved, visit Mont Saint-Michel. You'll be amazed by the abbey's staggering architectural marvels dating back to the Roman Empire, as well as the visible time progression of this massive megastructure, which takes you on a journey towards more Gothic styles. The monastery and abbey are at the very top of the town, supplying panoramic views of the entire island and surrounding waters. You can book a guided tour or, if you prefer to wander on your own, pick up an audio guide in English. The welcome center also offers a free printed brochure that makes a great souvenir. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mont Saint-Michel and many more Mont-Saint-Michel attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner .
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  • weekend at mont saint michel, under the Sun, it was beautiful. Night at the hotel with low tide the soirr and the morning high tide, unforgettable.
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  • World Heritage site you want to visit at least once. Road leading to the monastery is called souvenir, big deal. For the island, many things would be for cannot be delivered. As well as water Paris City times is more than. So-called tourist prices. But its beauty is uncomparable. Souvenirs souvenirs.
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  • Stayed overnight at Rennes to catch the express bus from Rennes to Mont St Michel. the bus dropped us off near the Visitor Centre just before the causeway to the Abbey. From near the Visitor centre, p...  more »
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  • Wonderful landmark to visit. Spectacular views the higher you go. Would have liked to spent more time. Did not get to the top but saw enough of all the views and also saw interesting historical sites. Many tourists and curio shops. Restaurants available but they seem to be quite pricey. Can however get away with cheaper take aways. Must visit when in the area.
  • This was a great experience. The crowds were pretty brutal but that was the only negative. And we went in High season. The view as you get off the shuttle bus and the view from the top are amazing. Be sure to walk around in the sand at low tide. It’s a great experience. Our daughter had a poster of Mont Saint-Michel on her wall since she was 11. She went with us at 34 years old. It was definitely a highlight to a trip to Normandy/ Brittany.
  • Should be on your top 100 places to see in your life. This is a medieval castle right on the beach s near Normandy. If you are near Paris and have time for a nice day trip this should definitely be on your list. Parking is away from the site and there is a shuttle bus to take you to the castle itself. This is a top ten must see in France.
  • Visited Mont Saint Michel today despite the ugly weather that started the day but overall glad we went. Parking and the shuttle were extremely easy and accessible. The panoramic views and scenic photo opportunities are limitless. After forraging through gift shops we made it to the top and entrance of the Abbey. Definitely worth the 10 euro for the entrance and guided tour (took about an hour). Anne was our guide for the English tour and she was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Not only are the photos breathtakingly but history is as well. On a side note....plan you lunch/dinner ahead of time. Restaurants were all pretty much the same food at a higher price. Most food options also close from 1600-1900. Overall a definite must stop if in the area no matter the weather.
  • Fantastic place to visit. The buildings are absolutely gorgeous and appear untouched and take you back to a different era. The Abby is the absolute highlight and I would recommend allowing plenty of time to really explore this beautiful building. The whole area is visually stunning and my recommendation would be to go during the winter when the crowds are nonexistent. The free shuttle bus is a huge help!
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