Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
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 you’ll 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 abbey’s remarkable cloister and refectory, and view how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. You’ll 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, you’re 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.
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Hotel pickup available from centrally located Paris hotels (ZIP codes 75001-75020) if this option has been selected
Tour with hotel pickup departs at 6:30am. If you have selected this option, hotel pickups will commence prior to this time.
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Standard Tour (50 people)
Standard Tour (50 people). Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your English speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour in Spanish
Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your Spanish speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour in French
Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your French speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour in Japanese
Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your Japanese speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour in Portuguese
Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your Portuguese speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour in Chinese
Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your Chinese speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop off. Departs at 7:15am.
Standard Tour & Hotel Pickup
Standard Tour & Hotel Pickup. Transport by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your English-speaking guide. Includes central Paris hotel pickup and drop off. Departs at 6:30am.
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)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
- 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.
Salmon with rice and vegetables
Blancmange with red berries
One bottle of cider per six people
One bottle of mineral water per six people
One tea or coffee per person
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Tom, July 2016
Beautiful ride through the countryside and a enjoyable tour of story book Abbey.
Reviewed by: Claire S, July 2016
We loved this destination and was great to get out of the city for a day. Lunch included was excellent with great views. Would have like a little more free time after the guided tour however that would have made it an even longer day. It was a long day with a lot of it on a coach but we were OK with that as well - a day off from walking the city.