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This monastery is one of the most visited attractions in France, and it's easy to see why once you see the Abbaye du Mont-St-Michel, perched on its 264-foot-high rock, and surrounded by water during high tide. There are so many marvels and museums to see here it is best to spend the night; once the bulk of tourists leave and the floodlights come on, it's an otherworldly place.
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  • Architecture
  • History

Experiences

  • Take a guided tour of the impressive Romanesque and Gothic abbey, as well as the Église Abbatiale, the abbey church which crowns the rock.
  • Other tours will take visitors to the celebrated Escalier de Dentelle (a lacey, perforated staircase) and the Salles des Chevaliers, a complex of state chambers.
  • Take your pick of the four mini museums that cover Mont-St-Michel's history, tides, myths, and legends.

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