Find here all the information to prepare your visit of the Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel.
> The route has a lot of steps.
> Suitcases and rucksacks are not permitted.
> Animals are not permitted, even in a carry bag.
> Knives and scooters are not permitted.
> No smoking or eating in the monument.
> Self-guided tours
With a visitors guide in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Korean. (length of visit: 30 minutes to 1½ hours)
(Booking not required)
> Guided tours: in French and English year round, German, Spanish and Italian (in July and August) (length of visit: 1 hour 15 minutes)
Tours leave at set times.
Booking not required.
No additional fee on top of admission.
> Individuals: audio tours in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Korean (length of visit: 1 hour)
On top of admission fee: €4.50 per person, €6 per couple (2 headsets).
> Groups (length of visit: 1 hour): €3 per person for a group of more than 20 people and tourism professionals.
Written booking required for groups (email, post).
You can pick up until 90 minutes before closing time!
> Guided tours: tour not accessible to groups
> Tour-lectures for adults: in-depth presentation of the abbey, lasts 2 hours.
- 1 to 15 people: €180, all inclusive
- 16 to 30 people: €300, all inclusive
- 1 to 35 students: €72 flat rate, all inclusive
- 1 accompanying adult per 15 students; the "adult groups" rate applies to additional accompanying adults, except for those with the French “Pass Education” (free) or a professional card from the French Education Nationale (concession).
Written booking required, as early as possible.
> Tour-lectures for schools: 1½-hour tour – between October and April – set time slots, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays only, depending on the period.
On condition that your educational project is validated by the educational action department.
> Self-guided tours for school groups: flat rate of €30 per group of 35 students.
Written booking required (email, post) for school groups.
> Family tour
Limited to 30 people
> “Bastille of the Seas”: Tour-lecture looking at Mont Saint-Michel’s prison period and how the abbey was transformed into a prison.
Limited to 18 people
> “A Sunday in the Archangel’s Sky”: Tour-lecture giving access to the choir terraces and the lace staircase (depending on the weather conditions).
> Two shops (free entry)
Haut lieu de pèlerinage, un des exemples les plus remarquables de l’architecture religieuse et militaire du Moyen Âge, dressée entre ciel et mer, dominée par la statue de l’archange saint Michel.