Mont St Michel


Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel captivates around 3 million visitors every year who come to experience the magic of this sacred place.

The 11th century abbey rises out of the mists, a calling to today’s visitors just as it has been to the pilgrims of the past.

Known in France as La Merveille (‘The Marvel’) the Mont is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. The first church here, on which the abbey is built, was created by St Aubert after a vision of the Archangel Michael.


Access to the Mont is across a causeway through the Baie du Mont St Michel, an area of mudflats known for its extreme tides that sweep in quickly and can catch out the unsuspecting! Take the walk to the abbey at the top of the Mont, wandering up stone stairs and through the Mont’s one street, the Grande Rue where you’ll find créperies, restaurants and gift shops full of souvenirs to remember your journey to the Mont.

Stay overnight to truly enjoy the beauty of the Mont St Michel when it is quieter and floodlit – the illumination makes the architecture even more striking as you sample some fantastic seafood in the Mont’s restaurants.