Abbaye du Mont St-Michel
Abbaye du Mont St-Michel information
The Mont’s star attraction is the stunning architectural ensemble high up on top: the abbey. Most areas can be visited without a guide, but it’s well worth taking the one-hour tour included in the ticket price; English tours (usually) begin at 11am and 3pm from October to March, with three or four daily tours in spring and summer. You can also take a 1½-hour audioguide tour (one/two people €4.50/6), available in six languages.
Benedictine monks hold services in the abbey at 6.50am from Tuesday to Friday; at 7.50am on Saturday, Sunday and holidays; at 11.15am on Sunday; at noon from Tuesday to Saturday; and at 6.20pm from Tuesday to Friday.
From Monday to Saturday from mid-July to August, there are illuminated nocturnes (night-time visits) with live chamber music from 7pm to midnight.