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A doorway

This is not only an entrance. It is a spectacular construction, combining defence system like the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Torger B
Copenhagen, Denmark
Medieval Entranceway

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

Reviewed 24 April 2018
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is fun to take a moment as you enter the town to check out this impressive drawbridge and consider the times when a doorway like this one was absolutely necessary.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is not only an entrance. It is a spectacular construction, combining defence system like the iron grids with the drawbridge ahead of it. So you get a good view of how the castle could be defended.

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 22 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

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 21 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
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

1  Thank Rosana T
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 12 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
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
Reviewed 2 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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