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Mont-Saint-Michel, Region Basse-Normandie, France

How much does it cost to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel?

You should plan to spend around $169 (€156) per day on your vacation in Mont-Saint-Michel. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 (€44) on meals
  • $76 (€70) on local transportation
  • $151 (€139) on hotels

A one week trip to Mont-Saint-Michel for two people costs, on average, $2,369 (€2,189). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $169
    156
  • One Week Per person
    $1,184
    1,094
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,369
    2,189
  • One Month Per person
    $5,076
    4,691
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,369
    2,189
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,737
    4,378
  • One Month For a couple
    $10,152
    9,381
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Mont-Saint-Michel cost?

A one week trip to Mont-Saint-Michel usually costs around $1,184 (€1,094) for one person and $2,369 (€2,189) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Mont-Saint-Michel on average costs around $2,369 (€2,189) for one person and $4,737 (€4,378) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Mont-Saint-Michel will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Mont-Saint-Michel on average costs around $5,076 (€4,691) for one person and $10,152 (€9,381) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Mont-Saint-Michel has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Mont-Saint-Michel expensive to visit?

Prices in Mont-Saint-Michel are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Mont-Saint-Michel is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cambridge or Cape Sounion.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Mont-Saint-Michel Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Mont-Saint-Michel?

The average Mont-Saint-Michel trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Mont-Saint-Michel travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 139 ($151)
Local Transportation 1 70 ($76)
Food 2 44 ($48)
Entertainment 1 30 ($32)
Alcohol 2 4 - 12 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Mont-Saint-Michel
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Mont-Saint-Michel is $75 (€70). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Mont-Saint-Michel is $151 (€139). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $75
    70
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $151
    139

Hotel Prices in Mont-Saint-Michel

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Mont-Saint-Michel based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $127. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Mont-Saint-Michel
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mont-Saint-Michel is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $76 (€70) per person, per day, on local transportation in Mont-Saint-Michel.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $76
    70


Flights to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Rental Cars in Mont-Saint-Michel
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Food Budget in Mont-Saint-Michel
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Mont-Saint-Michel can vary, the average cost of food in Mont-Saint-Michel is $48 (€44) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mont-Saint-Michel should cost around $19 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mont-Saint-Michel is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $48
    44


Entertainment Budget in Mont-Saint-Michel
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Mont-Saint-Michel typically cost an average of $32 (€30) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $32
    30

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Alcohol Budget in Mont-Saint-Michel
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.50 (€7.86) on alcoholic beverages in Mont-Saint-Michel per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $8.50
    7.86


Mont-Saint-Michel On a Budget
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
Mont Saint-Michel is an island community in Normandy, France. It is located about a half of a mile (or one kilometer) off of the country's northwest coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island, at last count, was just under 50 people. The island has been a strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it was named. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as historical monuments.
Sights
The main sight to see in Mont St Michel is the Abbey of Mont St. Michel. It was once just a small, humble monetary, the island and its fortifications have effectively grown up around this. During the French Revolution, the abbey was used as a prison, and an extensive restoration was required to restore it. A few prison-era showpieces, like the human hamster wheel used to lift supplies in and out of the complex, have been kept.

Another sight is the Notre-Dame Sous Terre Chapel. The Carolingian church named Chapelle Notre-Dame-sous-Terre (Our Lady underground) was built around 966 by the first Benedictine monks at the very place of the oratory erected by Saint-Aubert in the early 8th century. The Mont also has 4 museums to check out and old, quaint houses and buildings.
Neighborhoods
The Mont Saint Michel is not just a church on a rock. It is a whole medieval city, but a very small one, so there is really only one neighborhood area, which is the entire city of the Mont. It is one of the few places in France to have preserved its medieval walls and defenses intact. The city, though small, has inhabitants to this day- though not many live there full time- and a mayor, and in addition to its religious monuments, has old houses, narrow streets, hotels, restaurants and shops, all catering for the over-a-million tourists who come to visit this magnificent site each year.

Activities
Mont St. Michel hosts a few big events each year. One of which is the classical musical concerts, which are held in the abbey and the 13 centuries between sky and sea festival, which occurs annually at the end of July. This festival is a reminder to all of the site's Christian nature. The Mont Saint-Michel and the Bay are above all a spiritual center for events such as the annual pilgrimages and the important religious celebrations organized by the Fraternites Monastiques de Jerusalem.

In addition to the festival and concerts, there are also many activities in the Bay of the Mont St. Michel. Whether you prefer land, air, or sea, the Bay has something for everyone. You can take a hot air balloon ride, go canoeing or kayaking, or take a ride on horseback if you're more of a land person. There is also a couple of areas in the bay to view and interact with animals: the Champrepus Zoo and the Alligator Bay, which is popular among younger visitors. The Parc de l'Ange Michel adventure park in the River Selune Valley offers activities for all ages. And of course you can enjoy the many sandy beaches, considered some of the best in Normandy and Brittany.
Food and Dining
Mont St. Michel does have some of its own specialties when it comes to food and dining. One specialty that the Mont is famous for is its omelets, which are whipped until frothy and light. Another specialty dish to watch for is the saltmarsh lamb, which are any of the dishes made from the sheep that wander the coast.

There are many restaurant options available on Mont St. Michel. One of the most economical options on the island is Du Guesclin. It features the locally popular omelets as well as some of the saltmarsh lamb dishes, and it also has some great oyster dishes. Another slightly more expensive restaurant is the La Mere Poulard, which can be found right at the entrance to the Mont and is world famous for its omelets. They have a big selection of omelets and include many with nontraditional ingredients and cook them right in the window of the restaurant. This place fills up fast, however, so reservations are highly recommended if you'd like to get in here. And they only serve omelets during certain hours of the day, so be sure to check on the times before scheduling a reservation.

Transportation
Mont Saint-Michel is not a large island, so there are no airports or train services to get here. The easiest and cheapest way is probably by renting a car, though it is possible to take a train from Paris to Pontorson and then to catch a bus for the remainder of the trip on out to Mont Saint Michel. If you drive, you will have to park in one of the large car parks about a mile from the actual entry, but there is a free shuttle that will take you on into the island area. There are no vehicles allowed within the fortress, so the only way to get around on the Mont is on foot.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.