Can you tour Mont Saint-Michel?

Can you tour Mont Saint-Michel?

The biggest attraction of Mont Saint Michel is Benedictine Abbey. Visitors can discover the history behind the abbey and admire its medieval architecture either with a tour or on their own. Adult tickets cost 10 euros for an individual visit.

How long does it take to tour Mont Saint-Michel?

Re: How much time to visit mont saint michel. I advise that once people actually arrive on the Mont if they don’t have lunch in a restaurant then a visit of 3 to 5 hours is typical. Depends on the visitor’s interest level, and tolerance for crowds.

Is Mont Saint-Michel free?

Getting into the Mont Saint-Michel is free and you could spend the day just taking in the village and its surrounding views. However, there are many things to see and do including museums, churches and of course, the spectacular Abbey perched on top.

How long is the train ride from Paris to Mont St Michel?

Paris to Mont-St-Michel by train

Journey time From 16h 19m
Price From $14.27
Distance 177 miles (284 km)
Frequency 1 train per day
First train 19:04

Can you stay overnight at Mont St-Michel?

Staying overnight in a hotel on the island of Mont St-Michel lets you experience this marvellous historic site and natural wonder in many different lights and with fewer people.

Are there still monks at Mont St-Michel?

In 1791, the monks were driven out by the French Revolution, only returning in 1966 to celebrate the monastic millennium. Since 2001, two bodies of monks and nuns from the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem live in Mont Saint-Michel Abbey and deal with the running of the Abbey and daily services.

Why is Mont-Saint-Michel important?

Mont Saint-Michel was one of the most important pilgrimage destinations. Second only to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Mont-Saint Michel was an important pilgrimage of faith during the Middle Ages. When the abbey was secularised in the 19th century, the church became the focus of the pilgrimages to Mont Saint-Michel.