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Tickets to Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey

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  • Built on a tiny island just off the coast between Normandy and Brittany, this monastery is impossible to miss.
  • The Gothic-style abbey has a tall spire and is located on the already 92-meter-high peak of a natural granite island.
  • With your explanatory booklet, discover why in 708 the Mont Saint Michel became one of the largest medieval pilgrimage centers.


  • Entry to Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Self-guided information booklet


  • Round-trip transfers
  • Lunch
  • The booklet is available in 12 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Korean).
  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Monday of the month from Nov to Mar.
  • Please note that there is free admission for EU residents under the age of 26 and for anyone else under the age of 18.
  • Closed space: Terrace & Dining Leaping Gaultier (Model Room).
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of walking involved.
  • In the winter, it is recommended to wear warm clothing.
  • Folded strollers are allowed inside the monument.
  • Facilities: Restroom
  • Assistance devices for visiting and adapted tour options are available.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed inside the monument.
  • The site is very challenging for people with reduced mobility
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: Pets, Carrier bag, Knives, Scooters, Smoking, Eating.
  • The monument does not provide baggage storage.
  • Access to the abbey is not allowed with suitcases or large hiking bags. Small bags (smaller than cabin size) are accepted.
  • Some outdoor areas may be closed in case of bad weather conditions.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 19 June, 2025.
  • These tickets are valid until 19 June, 2025.
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Mont-Saint-Michel with Round-Trip Transfers from Paris

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  • Discover the enchanting Mont-Saint-Michel on a guided day tour with an expert English-speaking guide, and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach from Paris.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Normandy countryside as you journey from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel. Marvel at the hills, farmland, and stunning coastal vistas.
  • Discover the abbey at your own pace, as you admire its breathtaking medieval Gothic architecture with the help of an audio guide.
    -Experience the mystique of this island, with its intricate labyrinthine streets and awe-inspiring views along with your guide.


  • Full-day tour to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Round-trip transport from Paris via AC coach
  • Entry to Mont-Saint-Michel abbey
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide
  • Tip: Mont-Saint-Michel is known as a tidal island, as it is connected to the mainland at low tide but becomes completely surrounded by water during high tide, creating a stunning and unique spectacle.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Clients who are traveling with infants to bring their own infant or child seat.
  • Bear in mind that the last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

One of the most scenic sites in France, Mont Saint Michel is known for its rich historical and religious significance. Initially founded by an Irish hermit, it quickly became one of France’s most important island fortresses. The island remained safe during the Hundred Years’ War and was briefly turned into a prison by Louis XI. Upon the completion of the Abbey in 1523, it also gained religious importance, and today, it is one of the most-visited cultural sites in the country. Visitors are encouraged to explore this stunning island and soak in its natural beauty and captivating architecture.

Distance from Paris: The distance between Paris and Le Mont Saint Michel is 360 kilometers.
Best time to visit:
Between May to September.

Why Visit Mont Saint Michel

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  • Often called the "Wonder of the West", Mont Saint Michel is a picturesque islet in France.
  • While it is best known for its abbey, with its impressive Gothic architecture and rich history, it also offers a beautiful tidal spectacle when the tides rise high enough to make it inaccessible by land.
  • Among Europe's top pilgrimage destinations, the glorious abbey is a symbol of French heritage.
  • The Abbey's cloisters and surrounding buildings will transport you back in time.
  • The island, with its quaint streets and charming buildings, is even more gorgeous during sunset. Every view of the island is different depending on where you are.
  • The unique experience of crossing the bay is what draws visitors from around the world.

Mont Saint Michel Tickets and Tours

The iconic heritage site of Mont Saint Michel is an experience not to be missed when in France. This rocky islet is visited by three million people annually, who look forward to crossing the bay, exploring the abbey and its cloisters, and soaking in the scenic beauty. To experience the rich heritage, you can choose from four ticket options: Admission Tickets, Guided Tours, Day Trips from Paris, and Crossing of the Bay.

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Admission Tickets

Your admission tickets give you skip-the-line access to the Mont St. Michel Abbey. Once you bypass the queue and enter, you can check your self-guided information booklet to discover the story of the Abbey and its importance. An alternative is to opt for tickets with an audioguide to give you information about the monument.

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Guided Tour

To explore the islet in its entirety, take a guided tour of Mont Saint Michel. An expert guide will take you around and give you insight into the history, along with facts and trivia. Your tickets also get you entry into the abbey of Mont Saint Michel. You will also have an audioguide to get more knowledge about this Gothic marvel.

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Day Trip from Paris

If you're in Paris, you can visit the islet as part of a day trip, where your transfers to and from the city are included.

A knowledgeable guide will take you around Mont Saint Michel and give you information and show you hidden gems. You will also get to visit the famous abbey and its cloisters.

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Crossing of the Bay

As part of this tour, you get to cross the bay between the mainland and Mont Saint Michel. The bay is home to an extraordinary number of species, and as part of this tour, you get to see the biodiversity up close.

It is advised that the crossing be done with a guide, as it can be dangerous to do by yourself.

Guided vs. Non-Guided Tours at Mont Saint Michel


Guided tours

  • You will be accompanied by an expert guide throughout your trip to Mont Saint Michel, right from pick up to drop off.
  • In a guided tour, you will usually be a part of a larger group, and get to meet people from across the world.
  • Your pick up, drop off, and transportation will be included in your tour.
  • Your tour has a set schedule with a fixed itinerary to ensure you can see as much as possible in a fixed timeframe.

Non-guided tours

  • You can explore Mont Saint Michel at your own pace, and pick and choose which sites and locations you want to explore.
  • A non-guided tour is not usually done as part of a group.
  • Transportation is not included in non-guided tours. You will have to arrange it on your own.
  • Non-guided tours are flexible - you can explore whichever part of Mont Saint Michel you want to at your own pace.

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Plan Your Visit

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  • Train: You can take the train from Paris Montparnasse station to Villedieu-les-Poêles station, then a luxury coach to reach Mont-Saint-Michel. You can take a train from Paris’ Gare Montparnasse to Rennes. From here, Keolis buses go to Mont-Saint-Michel up to 4 times a day. You can also change trains at Rennes and head to the Pontorson-Mont St-Michel train station. Once you're at the edge of the mainland, you can either take a free shuttle or walk across the 900 m long causeway to the island.
  • Car: One can also drive from Paris to Mont Saint Michel on the A13 (Paris-Caen) and A84 (Caen-Rennes) highways. You will have to park at the dedicated car park on the mainland, and take a shuttle to the island, which will drop you about 450 m away from the island. The shuttles operate every day from 7:30 AM to midnight.
  • Guided tour: As part of a guided tour, your transportation from Paris to Mont Saint Michel is arranged in a private air-conditioned coach.
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Mont Saint Michel Tickets: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ticket price for Mont Saint Michel?

Tickets for Mont Saint Michel start at €11. Please note that entry is free for EU citizens or permanent residents of France up to age 25. Those under 18 can visit for free, while those aged 18-25 get a discounted price of €8. Please ensure you carry a valid ID.

What are the best tours of Mont Saint Michel?

While slightly expensive, a guided tour of Mont Saint Michel is a great option for visitors. It ensures your transportation is taken care of for a hassle-free experience. Additionally, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will give you insight into the history and answer all your question, thus enriching your experience.

Is audioguide included on Mont Saint Michel tours?

This depends on the sort of tour you pick. You can check in advance whether or not your tickets also give you access to audioguides.

Can I cancel my Mont Saint Michel tour tickets?

This, too, depends on the tour you pick. While some tours offer free cancellation, others have a strict policy where tickets cannot be cancelled, changed, or refunded. Please ensure you check the cancellation policy of your ticket prior to booking.

Should I buy Mont St. Michel tickets in advance?

Yes. While tickets can be purchased on site, it's best to purchase tickets in advance to ensure you can visit on the sate of your choice.

What is the best time to visit Mont Saint Michel?

The best time to visit is between May to September, when you can experience the spring tides in all its glory.

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

When in Mont Saint Michel, you must experience the spring tides, walk on the cobbled streets around the island, and visit the marvellous abbey.

What is the validity of my Mont Saint Michel ticket?

Your ticket is valid on the date and time chosen.

Can I stay overnight at Mont Saint Michel?

Yes, you can either stay overnight in a hotel in the island or enjoy a camping experience close by.

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

A guided tour is the best way to explore Mont Saint Michel as you will get to visit the best attractions and learn the secrets of this historic island.

Is Mont Saint Michel worth visiting?

Yes, apart from its historic and cultural significance, Mont Saint Michel is known for its gorgeous vistas and it's unique tidal show. When visiting France, Mont Saint Michel is definitely a must-see!

Is Mont Saint Michel Abbey included in my ticket?

Yes, your ticket includes entry into the Mont Saint Michel Abbey.

Can I cross the Mont Saint Michel Bay?

Yes, but please be advised that it must be done under the supervision of a guide.