Le Mont Saint-Michel
Mont St Michel: Wonder of the West ... (At 1:30 from Luc!)
Come and admire the "Wonder of the West"! This marvelous abbey defying the sea from its rock seduces the crowds and makes it the most visited monument in France. A masterpiece of Christian architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the abbey of Mont St Michel sits in the middle of a bay that lives at the rhythm of the tides. Surrounded by mysteries, the Mont Saint Michel has struck imaginations: quicksand, sudden fogs, tides rising "at the speed of a galloping horse".
Mont Saint-Michel, in the middle of the bay, welcomes every year almost 3.5 million visitors, pilgrims or simple tourists. The Mount dedicated to St. Michael in 708, was, together with Mount Gargan in southern Italy, one of the first places of worship of the Archangel Michael. The abbey offers a complete panorama of medieval architecture from the 11th to the 16th century.Open every day except January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Open or commented tours of one hour every day (except special dates) Conferences visits of about two hours, weekends and every day during the school holidays (except for special dates).
Reservation and additional information to the service of the visits of the abbey:
Tel: 02 33 89 80 00 - Website: www.mont-saint-michel.monuments-nationals.fr
General informations: Tourist Office of Mont: +33 (0) 2 33 60 14 30