Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip - Paris

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Overview

Take a full-day tour from Paris to one of the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont St-Michel off the coast of Normandy. Your guide will take you on a narrated walking tour of the exquisite Benedictine abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most revered wonders of Europe. You'll then have free time to explore the village at your leisure to browse shops and watch the incredible spectacle of the bay’s tide rising and surrounding the island.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Youll be picked up from a central Paris meeting point or your hotel (depending on option selected) in the early morning to begin your full-day adventure to Mont St-Michel. Sit back and enjoy the views on the long coach drive north through the beautiful Normandy countryside.
Arrive at Mont St-Michel in the late morning for your guided walking tour of this iconic attraction, perched on a rocky island amid a vast bay and encircled by stout ramparts and battlements. After fueling up with lunch and refreshments (included), follow your expert guide on a walk to the top of the hilly village, where youll then travel back in time as you enter the fascinating abbey.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mont St-Michel was a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the abbey was founded in the 8th century, when Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream. To this day the abbey is still crowned by a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.
See the abbeys remarkable cloister and refectory, and view how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. Youll also hear about this attraction's most well-known and alluring feature: the extreme tides. At low tide, the island can be surrounded by bare sand for miles, but at high tide barely six hours later the water swells up and fills the bay, surrounding the entire island.
After your tour, youre free to wander the village around Mont St-Michel on your own. Walk around the abbey's ramparts, browse the shops along the main street, visit the island's museums, and watch the sea rush in from the Atlantic and surround Mont St-Michel at high tide.
You will spend approximately four hours at Mont St-Michel before departing on your relaxing drive back to Paris.

Inclusions for Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to Mont St-Michel
  • Lunch with one drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • A promotional offer in many restaurants, shops and museums of the group 'La Mre Poulard' from April, 1st 2018on presentation of the flyer presenting the discounts

Exclusions for Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip

  • Gratuities (optional)

Itinerary:

Sample lunch menu: Restaurant Relais St-Michel

Starter:
Traditional omelette

Main course:
Salmon with rice and vegetables

Dessert:
Apple Pie

Drinks:
One bottle of cider per six people
One bottle of mineral water per six people
One tea or coffee per person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

You will spend approximately 4 hours at Mont St-Michel; the journey from Paris is between 4 and 5 hours each way

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved, including a number of steps and uphill paths to get to the abbey.

Not recommended for anyone with mobility difficulties

Good walking shoes are recommended

This tour takes place all year round and in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour was amazing!

  • Fantastic - worth the trip by itself. I would not combine it with Normandy, etc unless you are short of time since each takes a day.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Well worth the drive. Guide was great. IF you get the chance to go to Mont St Michel you must do it! Nothing else like it.

  • Be aware that you might encounter rain, showers or fog. But don’t let this stop you. It is a long drive, but worth it in rain or shine. An architectural marvel, and great guides and driver.

  • Tour is worth the travel times. Guide was great and we made friends along the way. There are 350 steps to climb the top so be aware as it doesn't mention it in the tour schedule. The shops in the village are awesome and we picked up tons of souvenirs

  • The Mount St.-Michele was great. Unfortunately our guide seemed to be quite disinterested with sharing information comparing to her Spanish-speaking counterpart. The included lunch was a waste of time really - nothing special and way too long, I would have rather had a snack in the St.-Michel village and spent more time there! The shuttle from the bus-stop to the mountain was not as scheduled so I had to rush to catch my bus on foot, which took me 20 min - barely made it. Best to have a private tour arranged to this place if you're really to enjoy it fully.

  • The bus ride was about 4.5 hours each way - quite comfortable. We thought the lunch was at the town within the Mont St Michel environs but it was at a restaurant outside. As it was a large bus, the lunch took a long time to complete thus reducing our time at Mont St Michel. It was an amazing place but we would have liked some time to wander the streets without the pressure of having to get back.

  • Awesome excursion to this little gem of Normandy not far from Paris. Take a step back in time as you walk the steps of Mont St.- Michel. Please do keep in mind that it does take around 4 hours to and from Paris each way, but worth it. If you are lucky, you may also see the tide come in and surround the island, which we were fortunate to witness during our day outing.

  • I had an amazing time in this tour. Well worth the long ride to and fro Paris.

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