Once called The Marvel this is designated as the most visited monument in the world.
I don’t know if it’s true, but to one thing you must be prepared: no matter the month, day or hour you will dispute the space with a crowd.If you accept it, then go.
In my opinion, the real marvel is the whole composition, and the way it deals with the sea, with tides back and forth for several kilometers.Inside the wall you have an old town, where each square inch is used to sell things to the tourists and, atop the steep path and stairs, the monastery.
The excellence of the architecture is the way they dealt with the narrow space and steep hills, adapting all the traditional areas and services of the monasteries to the place. And looking down, the wide muddy planes or the sea around you reinforces the sensation of floating over the world.
Be prepared, to do not be disappointed: The "marvel" is not a visual superlative, as we could guess, but a fabulous architectural achievement.
There are lots of more marvelous abbeys, even in France, but the way they managed the areas, adapting the construction to the limits and characteristics of the space, without sacrificing its magnificence and safety is... go and see for yourself.
Squeezed and pushed, no matter the day nor the hour, the crowd slowly passes along the town, one hundred per cent aimed to touristic commerce.
Everything is, of course, well integrated in the whole, and prepares the visitor to meet the cherry on the top of the cake ( I mean - the mount).
Business is mainly made in the way back.