Tour code: 2050MS
Travel from Paris to Mont St-Michel on this day trip that includes round-trip transport, lunch and a guide. On a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed island village, you’ll see its hilltop Benedictine abbey and learn about its medieval history. You’ll also have free time to walk around the village on your own to explore the shops and admire views of the bay before returning to Paris.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to magical Mont St-Michel from Paris
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Normandy to one of the most iconic attractions in France
  • Learn about the history of the famous abbey on a guided walking tour
  • Enjoy free time to explore the backstreets of the village island of Mont St-Michel
  • Lunch and round-trip coach transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a long drive from Paris to reach this wondrous place but totally worth it! If you can, be sure to climb to the top of the historic abbey for the best views.

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What You Can Expect

Mont Saint Michel Day Trip

See the cloister garden at the Mont St Michel abbey

Your day trip to Mont St-Michel starts as you depart central Paris by coach in the early morning for the approximate 3.5-hour drive west to the Normandy coast.

When you arrive in the medieval village, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique location on a tiny rocky island, you’ll begin your visit with an included lunch (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). Then follow your guide on a walking tour, climbing up narrow lanes to the top of the village. Hear about Mont St-Michel’s history as a pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages and its renowned abbey, which, according to legend, was founded in the 8th century when the bishop of Avranches received a vision of Archangel Michael.

Arriving at the abbey with your guide, admire its cloister, refectory and ramparts, and look out at the sea below, hearing about the extreme tides that surround the island, changing its landscape from water to sand. After your tour ends, you are free to wander up and down the streets of the village on your own to explore more. Perhaps shop for gifts and souvenirs, visit a museum or just admire views of the Atlantic.

Your total time at Mont St-Michel is approximately four hours; you’ll then return by coach to Paris, where your day trip ends.

Itinerary

Sample lunch menu: Restaurant Relais St-Michel

Starter:
Traditional omelette

Main course:
Salmon with rice and vegetables

Dessert:
Blancmange with red berries

Drinks:
One bottle of cider per six people
One bottle of mineral water per six people
One tea or coffee per person

Customer Reviews

hyneston Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

There is nothing to say.

JoAnn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Your guide was very informed, personable and helpful. The day was perfect and we enjoyed the trip.

Nour E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was really amazing ! the location of Mont Saint Michel is very nice, although its was 4 hours driving but I enjoyed every minute of it. I highly recommend this trip.

Mita b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely unforgettable!

angel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing place

drew.weatherstone Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Good Value, comfortable bus trip, great way to see some of the countryside. This was the only tour of many, that we did in France, where the skip the que feature of our ticket was legitimate and acknowledged.

AnaS

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This trip was great. They have it down to a science! You board the bus, hit the road, stop for a break, then continue on until you reach Mont Saint Michel. It was amazing. A must see!!

mZbreeZe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

overall, a very well organized trip! the coach ride was very long but comfortable. corinne, the tour guide is very knowledgeable indeed. despite the unfortunate gloomy weather, it didn't dampen our mood to witness and explore such a magnificent medieval architecture. only downside of the entire trip is the lunch which was provided which I really didn't enjoy considering after so many hours on the road, the highlight upon arrival was really at least a satisfactory meal!... the selection could have been better!

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

excellent tour, recommend this to anyone

Zulkifli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

An excellent tour, well organized, the tour guide was very knowable about the place. Highly recommended, dont miss Mont Saint Michel if you travel to France.

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