Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
50170 Le Mont-St-Michel Driving directions
The Green Guide

Useful information

Opening hours

May-Aug: 9am-7pm; rest of year: 9.30am-6pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec


The magnificent Carolingian abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, founded in the 8C and altered and extended over the centuries, is reached up steep, narrow streets lined with tourist shops. The visit takes you up and down a maze of corridors and staircases, according to level rather than by building or period. Since 2001, the monks and nuns have returned and ensure an ongoing spiritual presence, amidst what is a major tourist site.


  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

Where to eatnearby