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No Crowds in the Evening

I arrived after 7:30 p.m. (1930 hours). What a perfect time to arrive and walk through this gate... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Denise B
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Lake Forest, California
Impressive gateway to the castle

It may seem crowded, and usually is, but take some time to stop and admire the construction of this... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Torger B
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I arrived after 7:30 p.m. (1930 hours). What a perfect time to arrive and walk through this gate, climb the stairs to the ramparts, enjoy a gorgeous view of the bay and take in the sounds of the sea gulls flying overhead. Magical for me....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This will be your last chance of some reasonable personal space as once you enter the walls close in and the crowds build. This is the start of a day of queues. If you are to reach the top, this evil has to be overcome.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

It may seem crowded, and usually is, but take some time to stop and admire the construction of this gate, and try to think back how it was used in earlier times when the castle was to be defended.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Torger B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Boulevard gate is the 2nd gate you pass through enroute to La Grand Rue. There is an English cannon on display in the area between the Porte de l’Avancee and this gate. The tourism office is located to the left just prior to this gate.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Too many people and noise. They set up a pretty nice transport system from the parking lots and bus stop. Or you can walk. The hotels are not far from the island. But what a mess.... Find a quiet coastal town.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We walked down this street as we were leaving the abbey. We thought we'd stop and have a snack and some wine or beer. We went into one place. First they made me move to a different table where everyone was packed in. Then they...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

As you walk through the arch you realise how much is actually on this small mount! Awe inspiring.....

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sirobUK
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Walking the small passageways of Mont Saint Michel makes you forget the modern world and remember your history lessons on medieval history. If at all possible avoid the summer months, as walking through the streets is at a snails pace. I was in Mont Saint...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GLaSota
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

You have to walk through it - following bag check by police. It leads you to another Porte (gate) to head up to the Abbey.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The main portway into Mont St Michel is very impressive and it is nice that the organisers have made sure no cars park in front to mar the first sights. Although out of season the buses were already full and the entryway crowded as people...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lynne A
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