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  • Location: Bayeux, France
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
This private tour from Bayeux takes you to one of the most iconic attractions in France, Mont St-Michel, just off the coast of Normandy. Take a narrated walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey with your private guide, and enjoy free time to wander the cobblestone village and admire views over the bay. If time allows, you’ll also visit your choice of St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, the Abbey of Cerisy or Villedieu-les-Poêles before heading back to Bayeux.

Highlights

  • Private day trip to Mont St-Michel from Bayeux
  • Travel to the Normandy coast to one of France's most famous monuments
  • Discover the significance and history of this UNESCO World Heritage site on a walking tour
  • Visit the 8th-century abbey, walk along the preserved ramparts, and enjoy views over the bay
  • Enjoy free time to explore the surrounding village at your leisure
  • Follow with a visit to St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, the Abbey of Cerisy or Villedieu-les-Poêles (time permitting)

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What You Can Expect

Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

Visit the abbey of Mont St Michel on your private tour

You’ll be picked up from your Bayeux hotel in the morning for a 1.5-hour drive southwest to the Normandy coast. Admire postcard-worthy views as you approach Mont St-Michel, perched on a rocky island in an immense bay. This is one of France’s most recognized sights.

Hop out and follow your guide on a walk to the top of the village, where the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey is located. As you explore inside the abbey and around its ramparts, you’ll learn about Mont St-Michel’s symbolism and ancient history as a strategic fortification.

After your guided tour, enjoy free time to visit the island's museum, wander the village’s cobblestone streets, browse shops, or relax over lunch. Don’t miss the amazing spectacle of the tide coming in and surrounding the entire island!

Depending on the time, you may be able to make one more stop for upto an hour, before returning to Bayeux. Specify in the Special Requirements section, at the time of booking, which place you would prefer. Learn about the birth of Mont St-Michel in Avranches, see why they call St-Lô the Capital of the Ruins, or witness Louis XIII's trademark style in Balleroy. Alternatively, you can discover the prized copper craftsmanship in Villedieu-les-Poêles, learn about the Roman history of Bayeux, or observe one of the best examples of Norman architecture at the Abbey of Cerisy.

You’ll make your way back to Bayeux in the evening to conclude your full-day tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Rose was an excellent tourguide...very knowledgable and very friendly. She took us on some back roads toget there which we enjoyed tremendously. We would not hesitate to recommend her as a guide. The van she used was clean and comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Romain rocks they. Normandy region. Bright, witty and fun to engage in all sorts on conversations with. He went beyond Mt St Michel and took us to a dairy farm where we met a wonderful family and tasted some great apple cider
Hats off to Normandy Tours!!!

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