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Loved every bit of it. Great pacing. We weren't rushed but also didnt feel like we had to find ways to kill time. Comfy buses. Great accomodation. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Loved exploring the Mont and various chateaus.
We enjoyed this tour a great deal. Comfortable buses, well organized, knowledgeable guides. One suggestion. The guides might remind passengers to keep their conversations fairly quiet in respect to others on the tour.
The 2 day tour was fabulous and I recommend it. The sight of Mont St Michel as it came into view from the bus was awesome. We had lunch first before going to the Mont and that was good but took about an hour. There were only two toilets in the restaurant so a queue quickly formed - there is a lack of public toilets in France, my only complaint. You can take a free bus to and from the Mont but could walk if you want. The actual village of Mont St Michel was fascinating but a fairly steep climb up many steps. You need a reasonable level of mobility to reach the top parts. Many, many tourists unfortunately. Beautiful views around the surrounding countryside from the top parts. The overnight accommodation at the Mecure Hotel and the meals provided were all good. On the next day was the return trip to Paris via the chateaux. I saw the chateaux of Langeais, Chenonceau and Chambord and all were different from each other but were worth seeing. The grounds of the chateaux were lovely to walk around. The guides were all English speaking. The trip was well organized and an enjoyable time was had. Highly recommended.
Though the tour guides were of uneven quality, the two days did pack in just as much touring as I had hoped: Mont St. Michel, nice meals, a good hotel, and three chateaux. I appreciated the 1.5 hours of free time after each tour, so we would be free to roam where we liked. However, on the trip back to Paris, it would really help to find a different rest stop. The bathrooms at the gas station/mini-mart were quite smelly, with limited stalls for women (some of which could not be used: truly primitive). Nonetheless, I would book a tour with this company again, simply for its convenience and budget-friendliness. (I don't need to travel in luxury.) I like to see as much as possible for the $: this tour did accomplish that.
Mont St Michel was fabulous! The day was a bit hazy, but the views were still wonderful. It's a lot of climbing for people with any physical impediments, though. The Chateaux were extraordinary and the commentary about them was very interesting. The dinner provided was quite good, but it's too bad they didn't choose a hotel in an area with things to see and do. The only option was to sit in the room.