Abbaye du Mont St-Michel

Top choice abbey in Mont St-Michel

Our Review

The Mont’s star attraction is the stunning ensemble crowning its top: the abbey. Most areas can be visited without a guide, but it’s worth taking the 1¼-hour tour included in the ticket; 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 one-hour audioguide tour (€3), available in 10 languages. Admission is free the first Sunday of the month from November to March.

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.