Visit the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, also known as 'The Wonder of the Western World', and get to know about the rich history of France
Roam around this famous medieval fortress and enjoy exploring its 20 rooms, spires, and beautiful gardens
Be amazed by the panoramic views of the beautiful surroundings as you reach the summit of the abbey
Book Abbey of Mont Saint Michel tickets and explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites situated on an island in Normandy
Abbey of Mont Saint Michel Location: L'Abbaye, 50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France
About Mont Saint Michel Abbey:
Standing tall on top of a small, rocky island on the coast of Normandy, France, the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey is a living testament to human ingenuity. It is a living symbol of faith and the enduring beauty of medieval architecture. The unique location of the Abbey on a rocky islet in a massive tidal bay makes it one of the finest examples of medieval engineering. It's a marvellous representation of the beauty and functionality of Gothic architecture.
With its imposing location on top of the rocks and accessible via a causeway at low tide, Mont Saint-Michel transforms into an island at high tide, making it a true spectacle. Mont Saint-Michel Abbey has a rich history dating back over a thousand years. The abbey's soaring spire, known as "La Merveille," is a masterpiece of medieval architecture and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding bay. With your Mont Saint Michel Abbey tickets, you can explore the interior of the abbey which is equally impressive, with its intricate ribbed vaults, imposing columns, and beautifully adorned chapels. In addition to its awe-inspiring architecture, Mont Saint-Michel boasts beautiful gardens and courtyards. These green spaces provide a serene backdrop for contemplation, adding to the overall sense of tranquility that envelops the abbey.
About Mont Saint Michel Abbey Tickets:
How to reach?
Mont Saint Michel tickets price ranges from 8 to 12 € or 710 to 1065 INR approx depending upon the type of ticket purchased and visiting duration. Standard tickets are priced at 11 € and entry is free for European Union’s citizens or French Permanent Residents.
You can purchase Abbey Mont Saint Michel tickets online in advance, or at the booking counter in physical mode during your visit. However, it is recommended to book online tickets in advance to avoid long queues at the booking counter.
Though it’s not mandatory to buy tickets to Mont Saint Michel Abbey in advance, you are advised to do so. It will help you get an easy booking during the peak season as per your preferences of day, date and time.
The general tickets to Mont Saint Michel abbey for an adult ( above 18 ) cost 11 € or 975 INR approx. However some visitors are allowed a free visit including visitors from European Union countries, non-European residents of France, disabled persons along with their companies, and people with 6 months valid education pass. To offer prayers with the church an additional payment of 18 € or 1600 INR for an adult and 6 € or 533 INR for visitors between 7 to 17 years is required.
Located on top of a rocky islet, the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is nothing short of enchanting. It is a spectacular architectural wonder and it is famous as a structural marvel. Its soaring spires, dramatic buttresses, and intricate Gothic design stand as a testament to the incredible ingenuity of medieval architecture. The construction of this grand edifice, begun in the 11th century, is a masterpiece that has awed visitors for centuries. Its unique location, rising dramatically from the sea, gives it a surreal, almost mystical quality. The interplay of tides and isolation has contributed to its allure for centuries.
Historically, Mont Saint-Michel was a site of great religious importance, dedicated to the Archangel Michael. Pilgrims flocked here to seek spiritual solace, and till today, it remains a sacred place of worship and reflection. Its exceptional blend of natural beauty and human craftsmanship led to Mont Saint-Michel's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, making it famous worldwide. Every year, millions of visitors from around the world are drawn to Mont Saint-Michel, further enhancing its reputation as a must-see destination.
It’s believed that Saint Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, had found Mont Saint Michel and built an oratory, based on his vision after seeing him in dreams. Slowly the Abbey turned into a pilgrimage site when Benedictine monks started offering their prayers here. Due to its strategic and isolated location it has always been a part of the tumultuous mediaeval history of Europe.
A tour of the abbey may take 3 to 4 hours on average. However, visitors may spend their whole day at the island exploring its village, tasting its cuisines and performing several activities. Alongwith the abbey tour it’s suggested to spend some relaxing hours alongside the pathway during sunset. You will need to book Mont Saint Michel tickets for the abbey, however no reservations are required to visit the village.
The best way to explore Mont Saint Michel is to indulge in a leisurely walk through its fascinating and historic streets. You can visit the spectacular Mont Saint Michel Abbey and take in the incredible views that surround this magnificent place. Guided tours offer insights into its history. For a unique experience, consider crossing the bay with knowledgeable guides to witness the tides and discover the island's rich ecology and heritage.
The best months to visit Mont Saint Michel are between May to September when the island has the most beautiful weather. You may also get to participate in numerous public functions being organised at the island to welcome its visitors. Since, there is heavy rush during this season, you’re advised to book Abbey Mont Saint Michel tickets in advance to avoid any last minute hassle.
The customer will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
No refund applicable.