Mont-Saint-Michel - Normandie, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 48° 38.097 W 001° 30.639
30U E 609727 N 5387946
Quick Description: Mont-St-Michel is no longer merely a rock, but rather also a village, a fortress, and above all a prestigious abbey.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 5/29/2011 9:34:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKDK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 63

Long Description:
Situated in the middle of a bay, the Mont Saint-Michel welcomes nearly three and a half million people every year this includes visitors, pilgrims and tourists.
At the entrance of this medieval town is the ancient Burgher’s Guardroom now the Tourist Office. After going through the Boulevard Gate and then the King’s Gate fortified with its portcullis, you will find the « Grande Rue » or main street with its museums, shops and houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The parish church consecrated to St-Pierre, the patron saint of fishermen is a small edifice from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Finally we get to the « Grande Degree » or Grande Staircase whose majesty is a prelude to the « Marvel ». After admiring the abbey church, you can enjoy the beautiful and matchless view over the bay when going down the ramparts path.
Name of Source Book: 1000 Places To See Before You Die (2003)

Page Location in Source Book: 113-114

Type of Waymark: Site, Village, Abbey

Location of Coordinates: Entrance

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
The Abbay is open every day except the 1st of January, the 1st of May and the 25th of December. - May 2 to August 31: 9am to 7 pm, last admission at 6 pm - September 1 to April 30: 9.30 am to 6pm, last admission at 5 pm. Rates (visit of the abbey): - individual : 9 euros ; from 18 to 25 years old : 5,50 euros ; less than 18 years : free of charge - group (20 persons) : 7 euros

Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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