A must-see

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The lace staircase

Real architectural feat, this staircase allows to reach one of the highest point of the abbey and offers an incomparable view on the bay.

Take a little height

The highest staircase of the abbey

By taking a spiral staircase from the abbey church and then crossing the forest of pinnacles and buttresses of the choir's terraces, you will reach the lace staircase, the highest point accessible to the visit. During the conference visit In the sky of the archangel only!

As if suspended, overlooking the unrecognizable village, the lace staircase spans one of the flamboyant gothic buttresses and gives access to the balcony along its roof.

Escalier de dentelle, situé au-dessus des terrasses du chœur. Vue en plongée sur le village et la baie.

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An example of finesse

Built at the time of the reconstruction of the choir, which was completed in 1523, the lace staircase is a masterpiece of late Gothic art.

It owes its name to its flamboyant style balustrades, which bear witness to the exceptional mastery of medieval stonemasons.

Détails d'une des rampes de l'escalier de dentelle.

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A spectacular viewpoint

If you are not afraid of heights, and if you are curious to discover places that are closed to classical visits, don't hesitate to come and discover this architectural feat during a conference tour that focuses on the upper parts of the building, offered on weekends.

You will thus be able to benefit from a point of view like nowhere else on the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel.

Vue sur les pinacles de l'église abbatiale et sur la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, depuis l'escalier de dentelle.

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