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La Porte du Roy

Boulevard Porte du Roy, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Medieval Entranceway

The gateway is nice and you have to get into the fortress through here. It looks very old, maybe... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RichardK938
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West Palm Beach, Florida
THE KING'S DOOR

The King’s Gate, built in 1435, has a drawbridge over a ditch. This was the most defendable gate of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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Boulevard Porte du Roy, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gateway is nice and you have to get into the fortress through here. It looks very old, maybe even medieval as it fits in well with the other surrounding buildings.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The King’s Gate, built in 1435, has a drawbridge over a ditch. This was the most defendable gate of the Abbey. Close to the entry way is a “guard tower” for those in charge of operating the gate and for the guards. Once past the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

A medieval arch, an old stone construction to pass, it's the entrance to the castel and the abbey Mont St Michel; it was perhaps the entrance for the kings of Normandie.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Quite impressive entrance as you walk onto the Mont. If you come very early in the morning (we did to see the sun & tide rise) you can have this entrance all to yourself :). We left the Mont after 9, came back later and...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Not sure why this has it's own entry. It's really just part of the Mont-Saint-Michel visit. You'll pass it on the way up to the abbey. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to examine it on the way, but not really an attraction of its...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is the last gate (porte) you enter before getting to the Grand Rue - and be parted from your money there! Not too much more to say really... 1795

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

THis is the main entryway into the Mont and everyone passes through the arch. Nice to see the gate has been maintained and you can see the original fortifications. Sadly it is flanked by restuarants that encourages pinch point as people wait for tables and...More

Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is the main entrance to Mont Saint Michel so it's hard to miss. However, it is very impressive with a real Medieval gated archway. Walking athrough these gates allows access to the spectacular village and Abbey that dates back to 708 !!!! However, it...More

Thank yaflincoln
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

A real fortified entrance with a draw bridge and iron gate. Actually is housing the mayor of Mont Saint Michel, which explains the well preserved status. Impressive!

Thank _voicu001
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

These gates have welcomed many and turned back many others. This is the way in, into one of the most spectacular fortresses that western civilization has built. If you are going, try to go when everyone else is trying to gain access.

Thank JamesII
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