CLOSING
In addition to December 25th and January 1st, the abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel will be closed on Monday, 21st of January, 2019, all day long.

Mont-Saint-Michel

Abbaye duMont-Saint-Michel

Discover Mont Saint Michel and its abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Label UNESCO patrimoine mondial

History of the monument

Le culte de saint Michel est introduit en 708 sur le Mont, qui devient l'un des plus grands centres de pèlerinage médiéval. Les bénédictins y construisent une abbaye à partir du Xe siècle.

Un défi aux assauts des hommes, du temps et des éléments. Durant la guerre de Cent Ans (XIVe-XVe siècles), l'héroïque résistance du Mont aux Anglais en fait un lieu symbolique de l'identité nationale. Quittée par les moines en 1790, l'abbaye est classée monument historique en 1874. L'ensemble du site retrouve sa splendeur passée grâce à de constants travaux de restauration.

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BRING YOUR SUPPORT TO FRENCH HERITAGE!

Contribute to the restoration of the garden and the gallery cloister of the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey!

6 raisons de visiter l'abbaye

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Reason 1

An Abbey perched 80m high

Admire the stunning views over the bay from the terrace...

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Reason 2

Over 20 rooms to explore

Visit the Abbey at your own pace, unguided or guided, with an audioguide or a lecture tour.

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Reason 3

Become an islander for a day

The summit of Mont-Saint-Michel offers a unique panoramic viewpoint over the sea and sky, for a morning or afternoon watching the tides. Dates shown in the News section.

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Reason 4

An unmissable World Heritage Site

A masterpiece of religious and military architecture, whose construction began in the early 13th century, a custodian of Outstanding Universal Value.

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Reason 5

The Abbey at nightfall

Enjoy the calm of the evening programme in summer, be transported by the concerts and amazed by our cultural events.

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Reason 6

A monument for young and old

Free for visitors under 26, come visit the Abbey with your family!

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N.B.

To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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