MONT SAINT MICHEL
The charm of the tides, UNESCO heritage by the 1979
"The Mont-Saint-Michel is for France, what the Great Pyramid is for Egypt": this was what Victor Hugo said about what the French nicknamed the Merveille. It stands on a rocky island, in a fantastic bay characterized by the largest tides in Europe.
Whether you are a simple romantic getaway or a weekend fan, it does not matter: in both cases, the visit is a unique experience. Today, it is one of the most visited sites in France
NOT TO BE MISSED:
BORGO AND ABBAZIA
Corridors, terraces, stairways and rooms on different levels make up this extraordinary complex. It enjoys a marvelous panorama with medieval architecture across the bay. In the Sala delle Guardie there is a ticket office.
Open every day of the year except 01 Gen, 01 Mag and 25 Dec (Sep to April 09: 30 - 18: 00; May to August from 09 to 19).
PRICE: Full 9 €; Reduced (18-25 years) 7 €; free up to 18 years.
CLOISTER AND PARISH CHURCH
The thirteenth-century cloister of Mont Saint Michel is marvelously punctuated by slender columns and reliefs carved into the stone of Caen.
The Church, consecrated in St. Pierre, is a small building built between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Masses are celebrated from Sunday to Friday at 11 and Saturday at 18. During the Sundays of July and August, also in the afternoon at 17
The car or the motorbike, are the best way to reach the destination. The structure offers numerous car parks with fares starting from 6,30 € for short stops up to € 12,50 for the day (4,50 € motorbike). Free for bikes. From the parking area, near the information area, buses leave for free (Linea Le Passeur: arrival in 12 ') or for those wishing to have a special experience, at the cost of 5,30 €, there are details horse-drawn buses (Maringote Line: arrival in 25 ').
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Public Transport: Pontorson is the nearest train station. TGV and TER offer connections from Paris, Caen, Rennes. Buses to Mont Saint Michel leave from Pontorson. Official link for timetables (valid up to 31 / 12)
From 14 / 12 / 2015 to 11 / 01 / 2015: Christmas lighting;
24 and 25 December: Christmas Masses at the Abazzia and the Church of St. Pierre;
31 / 12 / 2015 and 01 / 01 / 2016: Peace Mass at the Abazzia and the Church.