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
  • jennifer m
    October 2017

    This really is an amazing site and a well deserved inclusion on the list of Unesco sites. Plenty of time was allowed in which to see the abbey and get lunch. The only downside is the distance from Paris. It's a very long day, but we were very glad we did it and would recommend this tour. We did the self-guided tour and were glad to have done it. We were able to pace the tour as we wanted rather than following a guide. The only thing I quibble with is the listening guide given to us from Paris City Vision downplayed the purpose of this abbey which was making copies of the Bible. They mentioned it more as an aside and I don't think that's fair to what actually happened and made the tour less interesting because of it. We do recommend this tour and it was very enjoyable!

  • Margaret H
    October 2017

    The tour was great, the bus was very comfy. Things were well organised and the information given to passengers during the trip and on arrival was clear and easy to follow. I enjoyed it very much and so glad I booked this tour. Would definitely book with them again.

  • Muminator
    October 2017

    We did several tours this last trip and this was my favorite. I do wish they would have included entrance fees to the museums inside the Abby. This tour ONLY includes the entrance to the chapel. That's it. We paid more than 160 pp and it literally is just transportation. We are ok with not having lunch included as you can find better and cheaper eats inside BUT at least include the additional 9 euros per person to see everything the Abby has to offer. It is also a very very long way from Paris but we already knew this. My issue with that is that we went in a HUGE bus with several other travelers from different tour groups that spoke different languages. So you are hostage to listening to their tour guides in these foreign languages the entire way there. It's annoying and hard to shut your eyes to rest with all this happening. Do not like. Other than that, yes, the trip was totally worth it. This is a once in a lifetime thing to do and although I have complaints of the transport, it beats going on your own, getting lost, and of course a much longer travel time.

    We returned to Paris by 9pm EXHAUSTED.

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Admission to Mont St-Michel
  • Information handout
  • Audio headsets available in 10 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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