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 Ticket
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 am to 7 pm. Final admission is at 5 pm.
You'll be able to pick up and purchase an audio guide on your own until 4:45 pm.
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:
With this ticket, you will avoid the queues at the ticket offices. However, you will have to wait in line to for the security checks.
Admission to the Mont Saint Michel Abbey is free for the following individuals:
- Young people from the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- Children under 18 years old, regardless of their nationality.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities and one companion, journalists, architecture students, tourism professionals, military, police, and other state security forces.
Admission is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month between January 1 and March 31, and between November 1 and December 31.
In order to acquire the free admission mentioned above, you'll have to go to the site’s ticket office and present a certifying document of your eligibility for a free ticket.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Skip the line access to Mont Saint Michel Abbey.
When to book?
You can book up to 2 days before (Mont Saint Michel local time) if there are still places available. 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.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.
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Mont Saint Michel Abbey.