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Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

1. Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

Travel through Normandy on the way to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris aboard an air-conditioned bus. Choose to go alone, with a live guide, or with an audio guide. Discover the UNESCO-listed island and its Gothic abbey. Learn of its fascinating history and legendary stories. Depart Paris and travel through the French countryside by an air-conditioned bus to the amazing fortified city of Mont Saint-Michel off the Normandy coast. Sit back and relax and get stunning views of the countryside along the way. Stop for a break at a nearby village dating back to the days of the Normans, and stroll the winding streets and narrow pathways to find the best views of the bay. Continue to the mouth of the Couesnon River, where Mont-Saint-Michel was built on an islet just a few hundred meters from the mainland. Spend the afternoon exploring the remarkable monuments of the walled city, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1979. Take time to discover the rocky islet at your own pace. Climb along the ramparts to make your way up to the abbey at the top of the town. Visit the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel with an included entrance ticket. this Benedictine building has played a vital role in the history of the commune and the feudal society it represents. Marvel at this magnificent example of Gothic architecture from the early 13th century. Admire views of the surrounding bay before leaving Mont-Saint-Michel in the late afternoon. Be driven back to the French capital to get dropped off at the starting point.

From Paris: Full-Day Guided Mont Saint Michel Tour

2. From Paris: Full-Day Guided Mont Saint Michel Tour

Visit Mont Saint-Michel on a guided day trip from Paris. Discover the highlights with your guide before taking an audio-guided tour of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey. Enjoy some free time after to explore on your own. From Paris, board a private bus to the island of Mont Saint Michel. On the journey, listen as your guide provides interesting stories from the history of the abbey. Follow your guide on an orientation tour to ensure you see the most important attractions, including the hilltop Abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Enjoy a few hours at your leisure to explore the abbey and soak up the splendor of its interior with an audio guide tour, or stroll in the picturesque streets. Choose from a variety of lunch options ranging from dining rooms with rustic meat to sophisticated restaurants with bay view terraces specializing in seafood. Or, stop by one of the Mont Saint Michel's creperies to feast on galettes (buckwheat pancakes) with Normandy cider. In the late afternoon, board the bus for a return journey to Paris.

Mont Saint Michel: Walking Tour & Optional Abbey Ticket

3. Mont Saint Michel: Walking Tour & Optional Abbey Ticket

Explore the village of Mont Saint Michel, located on a picturesque tidal island, with a licensed local tour guide. First, meet your guide and take the shuttle bus to the village, where you will learn more about its history during a 2-hour walking tour. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the village along the Grande Rue on the way up to the Abbey. See the parish church of Saint-Pierre, surrounded by a cemetery, housing a silver statue dedicated to Saint-Michel. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the beautiful views of the coast and a stunning panorama over the bay. Choose to include an entrance ticket to the Abbey, to explore it at your own pace.

Mont-Saint-Michel: Abbey Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Mont-Saint-Michel: Abbey Self-Guided Audio Tour

Join me for a journey back to a simpler time. A time when the monks of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey lived their lives according to the scriptures and the ebb and flow of the seasons. The way this Benedictine abbey was constructed over centuries, on a remote rock facing the sea, reveals what spirituality could inspire back then. Mont Saint-Michel Abbey is breathtaking to behold and fascinating to explore. But it’s complicated and confusing too. I’ll guide you up and down its intricate stairways through hidden doors, and into halls and dungeons that’ll take you back to the Middle Ages. Within the abbey’s solid walls, we’ll discover tales of knights, castles, pious pilgrims and tortured prisoners. With this audio guide, you'll find out: • How books were written before computers and the printing press • How heavy stones were transported before the invention of engines • Why monks don't have BBQs • The truth behind the daily life of clergy in feudal society • What links jet-setters and kings A visit to the abbey is a great way to understand European history, and the importance of the Catholic Church in feudal society. And this is the perfect guide. Please note the tour does not include admission to Mont Saint-Michel Abbey.

From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Guided Tour

5. From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Guided Tour

On this full-day tour from Paris, you will discover Mont Saint-Michel, a traditional Norman village. On the drive through Normandy, your guide will recount the rich history of the region marked by invasions, first by the Romans and then the Barbarians, before the region was fought over in the Hundred Years’ War. You will tour the famous Abbey and admire the Gothic buildings built on top of each other over the centuries, such as the Cloister and the Monks’ dining hall. You will then be free to stroll around the village and let yourself be taken back to the medieval atmosphere in its narrow paved streets.

From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

6. From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

Discover one of the most unique settlements in France on a day trip from Paris to the mountainous city island of Mont St-Michel on the Normandy coast. Transfer from Paris by comfortable minibus or van, and then enjoy some free time on arrival at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the sea or sand (depending on the tide), the town is known for its soaring spires, imposing ramparts, and steep streets. Crowned by the fortified Abbaye du Mont St-Michel (dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel), Mont St-Michel remains little changed since the Middle Ages. Explore the village at your own pace, and the interior of the abbey (where Benedictine monks still hold early morning mass) by audio guide. Hear stories of the legends of a unusual jewel of France. Normandy is also known for it’s wonderful apple production and you’ll make a special stop to taste some of the famous Cider Pommeau and Calvados.

From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

7. From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visiting the abbey, explore the town at your own pace and pick up some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will suggest some great restaurants for lunch, suitable for all budgets. At the end of the tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

From Paris: Mont St Michel and Loire Valley 2 Day Tour

8. From Paris: Mont St Michel and Loire Valley 2 Day Tour

Escape the busy city of Paris and immerse yourself in the French countryside on this 2 day trip. The tour departs the city and crosses the western districts of Paris along the Normandy motorway to reach your first destination. At Mont Saint-Michel, enjoy a fascinating guided visit of the abbey’s interior and marvel at the Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the building. Spend some free time exploring the rest of the abbey and surrounding village. After the abbey, head towards Château d’Angers for your overnight stay. Check into your 4-star hotel for the night and relax before the second day of the tour. On the second day, wake up to a delicious breakfast and begin your journey to the breathtaking Loire Valley. Upon arrival in the valley, visit the Castle Langeais passing by Cunault and Saumur along the way. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and learn about the rich history of the people who lived here.   Finally, on the return to Paris, marvel at the stunning landscape of the countryside as you travel.

Normandy: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Walking Tour & History

9. Normandy: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Walking Tour & History

This private walking tour will introduce you to the most visited site in France: the Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our expert, multilingual guide will create the ideal tour for first-time visitors. Discover the history of Mont Saint Michel, from the Hundred Years' War to the French Revolution, from the Romanesque architecture to the latest work to restore the maritime character, this timeless rock takes us back over the centuries... The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

Mont-Saint-Michel: Private Full Day Tour from Caen or Bayeux

10. Mont-Saint-Michel: Private Full Day Tour from Caen or Bayeux

Enjoy a guided day trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its coastal, Gothic splendor. Start your day with pickup in Caen or Bayeux at 9 AM, or straight off the train from Paris. Your knowledgeable, expert guide will tell you the story of the island during your journey before arriving at Mont-Saint-Michel by 10.30 AM. Take time to visit the village and explore its ancient cobblestone streets. Head to the top to discover the Abbey in all its glory. Look in wonder at a structure dating back to 708 AD. Pause for a delicious gourmet lunch in the island's best restaurant. Enjoy a walk on the bay, admiring the view of Mont-Saint-Michel from the ground. Next, experience an afternoon visit to Avranches and its medieval manuscripts, and stop at the bell-making factory in Villedieu les Poêles. Finally, sit back and relax for your journey back to Caen, Bayeux, or your train, arriving back at around 7PM.

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What people are saying about Mont Saint-Michel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 121 reviews

This is by far my favorite tour during our vacation. Mont-Saint-Michel is breathtaking! Helena our tour guide was so informative, patient, and just an excellent resource. Since it's a long drive from Paris, we had a stop on our way there and then on our way back to Paris, which gave us time to use the restroom and get breakfast since the bus leaves early from Paris. If you're in Paris for several days, this tour is a must! It's worth spending the day away from Paris. The only thing I would recommend is that an announcement is made for tipping. I'm not sure what the custom is, but no mention was made to tip and it saddened me that I did not see many people tipping. If you take this tour, please tip! The drivers and tour guides are just amazing and deserve it!

Fantastic guides, and lots of free time to explore. Highly recommend going to the top of the abbey to look over the edge. Beautiful views! Really fun day. Tip: don’t underestimate the time it takes to walk back to the bus!

Essentially, we wanted a nice bus to ride to Mont St Michel and back for a reasonable price. We got that! Very easy pickup and dropoff.

Great trip, helpful guides, smooth and easy ride in a nice motor coach and easy access to all of Mont-St-Michel

Transportation on a comfortable bus with rest break, as promised.