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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Normandy Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Skip the Line Entrance Ticket

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Skip the long entry lines at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in lower Normandy, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace. Use the included guide booklet (available in 11 languages) to discover the monument's religious history and medieval architecture.
  • Learn about the Abbey's history on a self-guided tour
  • Guide booklet available in: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Korean
  • See the monks' ambulatory, the refectory, the cloister, and the church
  • Observe the diverse architectural influences of this 10th-century building
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Audio tours in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Korean (length of visit: 1 hour). In addition to admission charge: Full price: €3
(Audiotours are subject to availability at the time of the visit)
8/2/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
With your prepaid voucher in hand, make your way to the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in the island city of Mont-Saint-Michel in lower Normandy. Skip the long entry lines and proceed directly inside to embark on your self-guided tour. Pick up one of the included tour booklets, available in 11 languages, which will help you in your independent exploration. 

Walk through the areas of the Abbey, on which construction began in the 10th century. See the eclectic architectural influences, including Gothic, Roman, and West Roman styles. 

Visit the clerical and military buildings typical to an abbey of this time period, including the monks' ambulatory, the refectory, the cloister, and the church. Stroll through the gardens, known since the 12th century as Merveille, or the marvel, which in 1874 was listed as an historic monument due to its resistance to English attacks during the 14th and 15th centuries.
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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
Take the opportunity to visit the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, whose construction started during the 10th century and which represented one of the main Christian pilgrimage sites from the 8th century to the 18th century. Observe its diverse architectural influences from West Roman empire, Roman and Gothic styles. The Abbey is composed of typical clerical and military buildings including the Abbey church, the cloister, the refectory, the monks' ambulatory and the gardens known since the 12th century as the "Merveille" - Marvel. The monument became a symbol of French national identity after resisting the attack of the English army during the 14th and 15th century and was officially listed as a historic monument in 1874. Thanks to a continuous restoration work, the site could get back to its former glory. In summer, the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey is best seen in all its splendor after sunset during the Night poetic route (not taking place Sundays)
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Access is free for travelers aged under 18 years old (travelling with their family). Citizens and permanent residents from the European Union can visit for free if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is necessary).
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that travelers will not receive any refund regardless of cancellation status, even if the monument is closed on your visit date, you can use this ticket any other open day.
  • The last time slot to the monument is 4:30pm and the last access is 5pm. Last audioguide withdrawal at 4:45pm.
  • Please note that due to Covid-19, after purchasing your ticket on Viator or on any Viator channels, you need to visit the supplier website (link available on your voucher) to select your travel date & time slot prior to access the monument. This step is also necessary for people under the age 18, citizens and permanent residents from the European Union if they are aged between 18 and 25 years old (an ID is required) visiting for free.
  • Following an announcement from the French government, as of 21st July, a Health Pass OR that a guest has been tested (PCR or Antigen) and has a negative result within the last 48 hours; OR for persons who have had COVID-19: the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test will be required for guests aged 18 and older to visit the monument.
  • Due to Covid-19, please note that the terrace & Saut Gaultier room are closed.
  • Please note that access to the monument will be free on September 18th and 19th during the European Heritage Days.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Centre des Monuments Nationaux
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Normandy Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Skip the Line Entrance Ticket?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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    What is the social distancing policy during Normandy Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Skip the Line Entrance Ticket?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    • "Skip the line is not needed if you arrive early enough." See review
    • "It was getting crowded when we left so I would advise to arrive early to avoid the crowds" See review
    • "Try to look up times for and plan to be there for it if you can." See review

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    Emel_K
    , Jul 2020
    skipping the line is not true. We had a queue of a half an hour. Just buy your ticket on the own website of Mon-Saint-Michel and choose your favorite visiting hour.
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    Mont Saint Michel
    JohnMacK
    , Jul 2020
    After we paid for the ticket we were informed that we would have to visit a different website to arrange viewing time. This was not made clear before we bought the tickets. The abbey itself was quiet and wonderful however the bottleneck at the entrance was terrifyingly crowded and felt very unsafe in in the current pandemic climate. Strongly suggest not taking the horse drawn carriage across the causeway it was packed full with no attempt at social distancing. It was also slower than walking. Would suggest taking a picnic and eating it inside the the gates of the abbey where there are many shady places to sit away from the crowds.
    star-4
    A dramatic place - plan to get there for tide coming in if possible
    electroexp
    , Oct 2019
    The site is very interesting if you like old castles. The parking costs 9 Euros and you need to pay for it at a kiosk near the visitor center BEFORE you return to the car co bring your parking ticket with you from the car. The bathrooms in the visitor center are free and without lines but the ones in the abby cost half a euro and have a line even on our low traffic day. The skip the line ticket was not helpful on our Oct 12 day because there was no line anywhere except the bathrooms at the abby. Lots of steps up. It really is important to get some kind of guide - rent audio or bring a Rick Steve's guide or something because there is negligible stuff written on plaques etc in the abbey and you won't appreciate anything just walking around. Not very interesting to kids I would not think. There are little food shops and lots of tourist stuff shops on the quaint road up to the abby. Seeing the tide come in or go out is said to be very interesting but we missed it. Try to look up times for and plan to be there for it if you can. It surely looks like it could be dramatic - we saw tide out state of things. This site is a 2.5 hour freeway drive from Le Havre with about 13 Euro road tolls each way.
    star-1
    Don't buy the pass if you're on a shuttle or bus trip. You won't have enough time to see everything.
    valentinejk
    , Oct 2019
    Don't buy the pass if you're on a shuttle or bus trip. You won't have enough time to see everything. Pick what you want to see and pay separate.
    star-4
    Awesome, if you dont mind the corwds
    89parkdrive
    , Oct 2019
    Very beautiful and impressive sight, b ut even on a weekday in Ocotober it was crowded. Restaurants, and everything else, we as expecred overprices.
    star-3
    Skip the line at Mont St Michel
    722patrickk
    , Oct 2019
    There really was no line...but we did have tickets...so no harm! The site is amazing and be prepared to climb and walk. Well worth seeing!
    star-5
    Amazing place to visit.
    vermonty
    , Sep 2019
    We were able to go right in even though it was fairly crowded. This location is a must-see for anyone visiting the Normandy coast.
    star-3
    Depends on timing?
    Bambionthemove
    , Sep 2019
    We didn't really need or use it. We went to MSM on a Monday in Sept and arrived at the abbey after the parking and the shuttle bus at 10:30. We followed Rick Steves suggestion and went to the left of the main gate, under gendarme sign and up the stairs, no line, went right in and up the back way and no folks there at all. If we had run into lines it might have come in handy, not sure
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    Mont-Saint-Michel
    Sue B
    , Sep 2019
    Thankful that I had read reviews telling me to arrive first thing in the morning. Crowds were manageable and the weather was still coolish. It is a fascinating place with so much history. The only negative that was when we skipped the line, we also missed the area with the brochures and self guided tour information. Otherwise, we loved it. When we were leaving at noon, the crowds arriving were huge!!!
    star-5
    Beautiful Mt St Michel
    FroggyGirl868
    , Sep 2019
    Had a fantastic time exploring Mont Saint Michel and the Abbey. Could be more disabled accessible. Definitely worth the trip

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