Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Opening hours

Be advised : exceptionally, on Thursday 4th July 2024, the abbey will open at 11:00 am (instead of 9:00 am). Usual closing at 7:00 pm. 

 

From May 1st to August 31st
9am - 7pm

From September 1st to April 30th
9:30am - 6pm

The abbey is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25

Please note
Last entry allowed 1 hour before closing time.
Last group slot available on reservation 1.5 hours before closing time.
Last audioguide withdrawal 1.5 hours before closing time.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult to enter and visit the abbey. 
 

The village of Mont-Saint-Michel is a commune and therefore freely accessible without reservation, ticket or time constraint.

Rates

The ticket gives you access to all the rooms of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

Ticket office

For individuals

 

Individual rate

13 €

Special rate (partnerships)

11,50 €
  • The City of the Sea, on presentation of the Cité de la Mer entrance ticket
  • The Great Aquarium of Saint Malo, upon presentation of the Grand Aquarium entrance ticket
  • Crédit Agricole, on presentation of the member's bank card or any other certificate
  • Brittany Ferries, upon presentation of boarding pass
  • Cezam, upon presentation of your Cezam card
  • The Société des Amis du Louvre, upon presentation of your membership card
  • The Avranches Scriptorial, on presentation of the museum entrance ticket
  • SNCF travelers - Nomad network - Paris / Le Mont-Saint-Michel, on presentation of the train ticket for the Paris / Mont-Saint-Michel route, within 5 days of the trip
 

Free of charge

 
  • Under 18 years old - Families and school groups
  • 18-25 years old (citizens of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory) - Not for groups
  • Person with the ‘Disability’ Mobility Inclusion Card and their companions - Not for groups
  • Jobseekers (upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months and an identity document)
  • Education pass (valid and completed)
  • The first Sunday of January, February, March, November and December
  • During the European Heritage Days
 

Individual conference visits

 

Full price

20,50 €

Reduced rates

(Young people from 7 to 17 years old and other reductions)

6 €

Under 7 years old

Free

 

Visitors eligible for free admission

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For groups

 

Group rates

  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any group supervised by a tourism professional, with no minimum number of participants
  • More information on the page dedicated to groups
11,50 €

 

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The tablets are available in different languages : 

5 €
  • The Discovery route is available in 11 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
  • The Exploration and Children's routes are available in 5 languages : French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
 

Methods of payment

  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Check
  • Culture cheque
  • Vacation voucher (ANCV)
  • Chèque Lire (only in the store)

Access and transport

Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

50170 Mont-Saint-Michel

By car

From Saint-Malo : exit n° 2, D 155 and D 797 or N 176 towards Pontorson, then D 976. 
From Caen : exit n° 8, N 175 towards Rennes until Pontaubault, then D 43, D 75 and D 275 towards Le Mont-Saint-Michel.
The abbey is located at the top of the village of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Numerous parking lots are available. 
Pay parking (see rates). 
Frequent free shuttles are available to access the Mont from the parking lots.

By train

The nearest train station is in Pontorson. 
There are many connections to get to Mont-Saint-Michel:

  • The NOMAD train : Paris-Montparnasse > Villedieu-les-Poêles then connection by bus
  • The TGV Paris-Montparnasse > Rennes then connection by bus
  • The TGV Paris-Montparnasse > Dol de Bretagne then connection to Pontorson, then to the Mont-Saint-Michel by bus
  • The NOMAD train : Paris Saint-Lazare > Caen, then TER Caen > Pontorson
  • The "Mont-Saint-Michel train" in summer : Paris-Montparnasse > Pontorson (NOMAD train) then connection by bus

Information and reservations on SNCF Connect.

By bus

Keolis Armor offers regular and direct bus connections from Rennes and Saint-Malo.
From Rennes, several return trips each day from the bus station. Possible connection with TGVs from Paris. 
From Saint-Malo, one return trip from the Esplanade Saint-Vincent (please check traffic days in advance).

Information and reservations on the Keolis Armor website.

By bike

Mont-Saint-Michel is accessible via four cycling routes:

  • The Véloscénie which links Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • The Vélomaritime which links Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • The VéloWestNormady which links the D-Day landing beaches to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • The Voie Verte (Green Way) which connects the Mont and Pontorson

Bicycle racks have been set up at the Fanils (entrance on the left). The number of places is very limited. 
The parking P9 is reserved for two wheels.

Services and conditions of visit

The abbey is located at the top of the village of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Because of its location at the top of the rock and the large number of steps, the site is difficult to access for PRM and strollers.
Depending on the number of visitors, it takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to walk from the parking lots to the entrance of the abbey.

In the monument :

  • The entrance ticket to the monument gives access to all the areas open to visitors, including temporary exhibitions
  • As part of the Vigipirate plan, security gates are installed at the entrance to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and all access is preceded by a visual search of bags
  • Access to the abbey is not allowed with suitcases or large bags. Smaller bags (smaller than the cabin size) are accepted.
  • The monument does not accept any luggage for storage
  • Folded strollers are allowed in the monument
  • There are many steps on the tour
  • Pets are not allowed, even in a carry-on bag
  • Knives and scooters are not allowed
  • Smoking and eating are not permitted in the monument
  • Some outdoor areas may be closed in case of bad weather
  • Free sanitary facilities at the beginning and in the middle of the tour, equipped with changing tables
  • A bookshop is available with or without an entrance ticket

In a handicap situation

Discover the services and reception conditions for people with disabilities.
Guide and assistance dogs are allowed in the monument
Site with very difficult access for PRM

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