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I had been to the Mont before on an independent visit, so I thought I was an expert. I learned so much on this guided tour about the history of the Mont and the current events there. Our guide was very well informed and spoke beautiful English. My only change would be to skip the lunch at the hotel in order to spend more time on the Mont.
This tour is a long day trip but well worth the experience. Lunch was a lovely treat and the tour of Mont St Michel was very informative with free time to explore at the end. (We had naps on the way there as well as the way home which made the long haul seem a little quicker). An awe inspiring experience!
Even though it is a bit of a journey from Paris, well worth the experience, and you get to see the scenery along the way and the guides commentary on the way was very imformative
Our visit to Mont Saint Michel was a wonderful experience. We had lovely scenery through Normanday and then Saint Michel - worth the trip with the bus!
Although a long day extremely worth it for the views, history and scenery.
lunch was so-so, but that's a personal opinion. the guide and the tour is great. We really liked the receivers, can hear the guide even if you're not at the front of the group.
A very long, but worthwhile trip. The guide spent a lot of time on details while we were on the bus (4 hours). When we arrived, the guide was very accomodating and pointed out toilets which were appreciated.
My husband and I went on a day trip to Mont St Michel in Normandy from Paris. It was a long day but in a very comfortable coach and we had great guides and a good driver. On the way we stopped at a beautiful village called Fleuri where I took some lovely photos of an old village with gorgeuos gardens. The guide showed us through the monastery and was very informative then we had free time to wander around the village on the island. We also had a lovely lunch at a restaurant overlooking Mont St Michel. This was a very special day for us.
This trip was fantastic. Our guide was wonderful: she spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the history of St. Michel. She also was very encouraging to me when I thought I couldn't make it to the top.
I was a little disappointed in the "medieval village" as it was described in travel sites because it was basically a lot of tourist shops rather than a village where people live and work. This trip was also enjoyable because one sees a lot of the Normandy countryside on the way to St. Michel and back.
Excellent tour. The guides were very informative and helpful. Everything was well organised. It is a long day. We left at about 7 am and returned to Paris after 9.30 pm. The Abbey is outstanding. Be prepared for many, many steps up to the top.
Just right. As far as guided tours go, the information was enough, but not overload. The time to explore after the tour was appropriate to check out whatever else interested you, but didn't leave you waiting to leave. Personally, I had free bus and heavily discounted train usage with my Eurail Pass and still felt that the transportation included tour along with a nice lunch was worth the value. St. Michel is a uniquely located Castle worth a day visit, but I personally would rather be back in Paris the same day as a opposed to spending the night there. I think this day trip is an excellent oppertunity to see this amazing setting without the hassle of trying do it all on your own or wasting 2-3 days of vaction wearing yourself out doing what this trips accomplishes in one at a lower stress level.
About me: young, adventurous, female, that typically travels solo with high level of itinerary flexiblility
Wonderful tour, highly recommended. It was an awesome experience to approach the island and enter the village of Mont St. Michel. The monastery was awesome. The guide (I didn't get her name) was very good. Only thing is that the battery on her speaker died so we missed some of her commentary. This was rectified shortly. A long trip but worth every Euro.
I actually loved this trip! Even though, I have to mention that on our way to the Mont, our bus (which was a double decker) broke down on the highway in the middle of nowhere and all 62 of us had to wait for another bus to come and continue the trip. It was quite the adventure. It was about a two hour wait but I passed the time counting the cows. Seeing the Mont totally made up for everything. It is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside - very rustic. The shopping street is so cute! You can easily spend a whole day there. A wonderful trip and totally recommended!