LE Mont Saint-Michel
Le Mont St Michel: The Marvel of the West
(1h30 from Luc-sur-Mer!)
This marvelous abbey, a masterpiece of Christian architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, challenges the sea from its rock and appeals to crowds around the world. The "Wonder of the West" is the most visited monument in France. Mont-Saint-Michel sits in the middle of a bay that lives at the rhythm of the tides. Quicksand, sudden fog, tides rising at the speed of a "galloping horse" ... Many mysteries surround the Mont-Saint-Michel.
Every year nearly 3.5 million visitors are welcomed on the premises. It was one of the first places of worship of Archangel Saint Michael in 708. The abbey offers a complete panorama of medieval architecture from the 10th to the 16th century.
Open every day except January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Free or commented visits of one hour every day (except exceptional dates) Conference visits of approximately two hours, weekends and every day during school holidays (except exceptional dates).
Reservation and additional information for the visit service of the abbey: Tel: +33 (0)2 33 89 80 00 - Website: www.mont-saint-michel.
General information: Tourism Office of Mont: +33 (0)2 33 60 14 30