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Independent Mont St.-Michel Tour with Transport from Paris

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Skip the hassle of car rentals and train schedules and instead enjoy comfortable round-trip coach transport from Paris to Mont St-Michel. Board an air-conditioned coach in central Paris in the morning, and then sit back and relax on the long drive northwest through the lovely Normandy countryside.

Perched on a rocky island just off the Normandy coast is the Benedictine abbey of Mont St-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic attractions in France. When you arrive, your driver will provide you with an information handout about the sights before leaving you to explore independently for four hours.

Stroll to the top of the hilly village and travel back in time as you enter the fascinating famous Benedictine abbey to explore independently. A major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages, the abbey was founded in the 8th century, when Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream — or so the legend says. Crowning the abbey is a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, an icon that is said to represent the triumph of good over evil.

Walk around at your leisure, viewing the abbey’s remarkable refectory and cloister, and notice how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. Having explored the abbey, browse the surrounding shops and museums and perhaps walk to the top of the village to witness the attraction's most famous feature: the extreme tides. Mont St-Michel sits amid a vast bay, surrounded by bare sand for miles at low tide. At high tide, the sea rushes in from the Atlantic and surrounds the whole island!

At the prearranged time, head to the designated meeting point and board your coach for the relaxing drive back to Paris.

Highlights
  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Customer Reviews
  • Armie A
    July 2018

    This is also a must. We had the self guided tour because of our kids and we’re happy and lucky to have my kids with us in this tour with requires a lot of walking and steps. When you reach the top all they say is WOW.

  • DARIEL P
    June 2018

    Simply the best tour. It is highly recommend for all travelers. The driver and the guide are surely professional and know their craft. The tour company is definitely reliable.

  • Jackie H
    May 2018

    This is definitely the highlight of the trip. Viator Inc. did an excellent job with the organized trip. First, the bus was very clean and comfortable. The 4- hour each way bus ride was pleasantly smooth and relaxing. The scenery on the way to Mont St. Michel is amazingly beautiful, super lush green pastures and the most brilliant green vegetation. Completely different than Paris. Mont St. Michel is a magical place to visit. If you a visiting France, take the day to visit this place and you will not regret it. Oh, and book it with Viator Inc.

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Admission to Mont St-Michel
  • Information handout
  • Audio headsets available in 8 languages
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This day trip includes approx. 4 hours at Mont St-Michel; the journey from Paris is between 4 and 5 hours each way
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, including a number of steps and uphill paths to get to the abbey
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Pyramides, central Paris

Departure Time and Comments

7:15am /

Duration

14 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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