Mont Saint Michel Abbey, the iconic Gothic church perched atop the tidal island of the same name, is one of France's most recognisable monuments. Immerse yourself in its fascinating history!
Mont Saint Michel Abbey: what to expect?
You've probably seen photos before: a dramatic-looking rock jutting out of the sea, with mythical Gothic buildings clinging to its sides... this fairy-tale setting is Mont Saint Michel, a tidal island located at the mouth of the Couesnon River on the Normandy coast. It is one of France's most visited monuments and has been considered a sacred place for over a thousand years... are you ready to discover why?
Your skip the line ticket allows you to explore the abbey at your own pace. Admire the striking fusion of Romanesque and Gothic architecture represented across the different parts of the building, which have been built on top of each other since the original pre-Romanesque church-abbey was founded in the 10th century.
In addition to the historic church, which was only rediscovered at the end of the 19th century, the abbey houses yet another monumental complex: the "Marveille", where the monks lived. Here, you'll find the buildings constructed under Robert de Torigni, a 12th century Abbot, as well as the cloister and the refectory, the monks' dining hall.
We also recommend delving deep into the lower levels of Mont Saint Michel Abbey, where the crypts and the Saint Martin Chapel are hidden. As you explore the mythical site, see if you can spot clues as to its occupation for several centuries from the 15th century onwards... it hasn't always been home to monks!
Depending when you choose to visit the monument, you may also have the opportunity to attend one of the regular masses held for pilgrims in the church.
The abbey is open from 9:00 am to 7 pm. Last access takes place at 6 pm.
When making your reservation, you should indicate to us within which of the following time slots you would like to visit the Abbey.
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am
- 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
- 1:00 pm to 3 pm.
- 3:00 pm to 5 pm
- 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
When making your reservation, we'll get in touch within 72 hours to indicate the exact visit time which has been assigned to you. This specific time is always within the time slot you have chosen.
Important: tide times
Due to the movements of the tides, on certain days of the year access to Mont Saint Michel and its abbey are restricted for safety reasons. Consult the tide times and possible closure days via the following link:
Skip the line
Reserving this ticket allows you to avoid the queues which usually form at the Mont Saint Michel Abbey ticket office. You will still have to wait in line to go through the security controls at the entrance to the monument.
Disabled guests are eligible for free entry, along with a carer. If this is the case, you should get your ticket directly at the abbey.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
|Adults||EU citizens from 18 to 25 years old||Children under 18 years old|
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Children under 18 years oldFree
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It is required to provide a negative PCR test or Covid vaccination certificate.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
Skip the line access to Mont Saint Michel Abbey.
When to book?
Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Mont Saint Michel Abbey.