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Mont Saint Michel
The medieval island village of Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits right off France’s Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Couesnon River. Crowned by a Gothic abbey that sits atop the rocky isle, Mont Saint-Michel rises dramatically from the tidal flats of the bay, creating one of the country’s most recognizable images. It’s a must-see for history buffs and those interested in religious sites, and visits are often combined with tours through the region of Normandy.
 
The Basics
Visiting Mont Saint-Michel on a day trip from Paris is a popular option for travelers who are short on time and would rather not drive themselves. The village’s Benedictine abbey (Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel), named after the archangel Michael, is the main attraction in the area, and its entrance fee is included in some tours. Some visitors with more time to explore spend a few days in the Normandy town of Caen or Bayeux for easier access to the island and a chance to see other northern France attractions such as the D-Day landing beaches of World War II and the coastal village of Honfleur.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The parking lot is located on the mainland, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the island; a shuttle runs from the lot to a drop-off point 440 yards (400 meters) from the entrance to Mont Saint-Michel.
  • The village is full of narrow walkways and steps, so wear comfortable shoes and prepare for crowds.
  • There are no stairs from the parking lot to the entrance or along the paved main street of the village (although it does climb quickly), but 350 steps lead from the top of the main street to the abbey. There is no elevator.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the tourist office in the village.

How to Get There
Mont Saint-Michel is located about 220 miles (354 kilometers) west of Paris, roughly four hours away by road. Driving or taking a bus tour is the quickest way to reach the island, but train and public bus options are also available through Caen, Rennes, and Pontorson.

When to Get There
Mont Saint-Michel’s tourist office is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, while the abbey is closed January 1, May 1, and December 25. As a small island, it’s a popular destination with limited space, so arrive early to avoid some crowds, which are the biggest in summer.

Exploring the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
After paying your entrance fee to the abbey, grab a visitor’s guide for a self-guided tour of the Gothic landmark’s cloister and rooms. Alternatively, guided 75-minute tours in French and English are available year-round; they are included in admission with no reservation required. To hear commentary without a live guide, purchase a 1-hour audio guide for a small fee.


Address: France
Hours: Open daily (access depends on the tides)
Admission: Free
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Skip the Line: Normandy Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey

Skip the long entry lines at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in lower Normandy, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace. Use the included guide booklet (available in 11 languages) to discover the monument's religious history and medieval architecture.
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  • 3 to 5 hours

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Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris

Head to the coast of Normandy to visit Mont-Saint-Michel on this day tour from Paris. You'll receive an orientation from a guide, and then enjoy time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site independently with an audio guide or by wandering the hilly streets at your leisure. Transportation is by coach from Paris.
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  • 14 hours
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Mont Saint Michel Guided Tour from Paris - Abbey Visit included

A guided tour, specially designed to discover, in one day, the Mont Saint-Michel's marvels. Transportation from Paris by bus or minivan. Entrance and visit of the Abbey included with audioguide.During this day trip, you will take the most impressive "Marvel of the Western world", the Mont-Saint-Michel which is erected in the heart of a large bay surrounded by the sea and spring tides. You will discover the medieval city, the Abbey, and all tourist places of the site. You will travel by comfortable bus or minibus with air conditioning with a professional guide who will trace the history of Mont Saint-Michel and guide you through the medieval town and its ramparts.Enjoy a visit of the famous abbey World Heritage of UNESCO, audio guide and ticket included with time to wander at your own pace, around the old city and its streets.This tour will let you discover Normandy as well, a rich region in history with charming landscapes all along the way
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

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Mont St Michel Guided Day Tour from Paris (small group 8 max)

Travel from Paris to Mont St-Michel on a minivan tour limited to just eight people to provide a small-group experience and reduced transfer time, compared to larger coach tours. This day trip is designed for those with limited time in France who want to discover, in just one day, the marvels of Mont St-Michel, a medieval village perched on a tiny island off the coast. - Entrance to the hilltop abbey with an audio guide is included- Historical Museum visit with audioguide : This visit permits you discovering the jails, lugubrious dungeons and Mont Saint Michel oubliettes.- Cider and Calvados tastings at "L'auberge de la Mère Poulard" : You will be welcomed in the "Piano" room with a beautiful Bay view, tasting 3 glasses of artisanal ciders (hard, sweet and rosé) and one calvados tasting. During your tasting, you will enjoy some "Mère Poulard" biscuits.- Free time to explore the old streets of the village, and take in views of the bay
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  • 14 hours
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MONT SAINT MICHEL by High speed train (TGV) & lunch overlooking the monument

Discover the iconic castle of Mont St Michel, without spending an eternity on a bus, on a private 12-hour tour. Thanks to complimentary hotel transfer, round-trip train fare, and exclusive ground transportation, your journey to and from the castle is fast, comfortable, and absolutely stress-free. Use a provided audio guide to explore Mont Saint Michel, then sit down for a relaxing 3-course meal overlooking the bay.
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  • 12 hours
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Mont Saint Michel

From 708 with the dream of Aubert, bishop of Avranches in the 20th century, Mont-Saint-Michel still keeps all its mysteries. From the Romanesque abbey, through Gothic and classical art, the Mont takes you through centuries, wars and revolutions. Past, present and future merge at Mont Saint-Michel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Walking Tour of Mont-St-Michel and Surroundings

Spend a morning exploring the surreal beauty of Mont-St-Michel during this private walking tour. Walk through the charming streets and learn about the village's unique history. See places other visitors might miss and get insider advice for trips elsewhere in Normandy or Brittany.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Mont Saint Michel Amazing Day Trip from Paris

Take this tour and explore the island  Le Mont-Saint-Michel(a UNESCO Heritage). The island has fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery. Between the fifth to the eighth century, Mont Saint-Michel belonged to the territory of  Neustria and remained unconquered during the Hundred Years' War and the King Louis XI turned it into a prison. The legend says that the archangel Michael appeared in 708 to Aubert of Avranches, the bishop of Avranches, and instructed him to build a church on the rocky island.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Private Day Trip to Mont Saint-Michel from Saint-Malo with local driver-guide

Take advantage of your local driver-guide’s insight—something you wouldn’t get if visiting independently—during this full-day, private excursion to Mont Sant-Michel from Saint-Malo. Explore the islet, Benedictine Abbey, the Abbey Church, and more alongside your guide, without worrying about restrictive public transport schedules. Then enjoy free time to explore, before returning to Saint-Malo in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour of Mt St Michel

This is a discovery of the Bay of Mt St Michel and the most representative site and at the same time unique, the Abbey of Mt St MichelYour pleasure guide to share with you the history of this exceptional place. Why and how was an abbey built more than 1000 years ago in the middle of the sea and by whom? How did people live there until today?
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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Mass at the Abbey of the Mont Saint-Michel (day trip from PARIS)

Skip the traffic jam and spend more time to visit .Do you wish to spend more than 8 hours in a coach in the middle of unknown persons.By traveling on the high-speed train, you know your precise times of departure and arrival, and make the most of your stay in Paris. Personalized treatment of your reservation.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Mont Saint Michel Tour From Bayeux

A trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments.Experience one of the most emblematic historical sites of France with your own personal guide. > Take in panoramic views of the Normandy coastline as you travel> Admire & visit a remarkable gothic jewel – Mont Saint-Michel abbey> Enjoy some free time for personal discovery
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

FROM BRITTANY TO NORMANDY

Spend one full day on the famous Mont Saint-Michel discovering its historical abbey, enjoying delicious local food in a restaurant and crossing the bay with a guided tour.HIGHLIGHTS • The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel • Commented crossing of the bay • Meal in a restaurant
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Tour of Mont Saint-Michel with a guide. Transfer included

Mont-Saint-Michel is located on the majestic island-rock in the eponymous bay in the English Channel. It is a monastery that for hundreds of years attracted pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.A trip by a comfortable car along the picturesque highway will take no more than 4 hours. In Mont Saint-Michel you walk along the only street GrandeRue, built with medieval stone houses, sit in a cozy cafe that serves oysters and calvados; You will look at the monastery cathedral and the refectory, and get to know the life of the monks.From the observation deck of the abbey offers a stunning view of the sea. You will learn many interesting facts and mystical coincidences from the history of the island-fortress.
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  • 10 hours
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Excursion to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy. Special discount!

When you first see Mont Saint-Michel, a sense of trepidation and unreality of what is happening appears. The majestic abbey in the style of "flaming Gothic" is located on the island-rock and since 709 has been enclosing a micro-city in its walls. You can walk through the mysterious halls, look into the monastery cathedral and refectory, get acquainted with the life of monks, walk along the only GrandeRue street built with medieval stone houses, sit in one of the cozy cafes serving oysters and calvados. From the observation deck on the rock there is a stunning view of the sea. The incredibly interesting history of the abbey and the former prison, mysteries and mystical coincidences will take you on an exciting journey a few centuries ago.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Mont Saint Michel Day Trip from Paris

Travel through scenic Normandy en route to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a full-day trip from Paris. Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed island, with its iconic Gothic abbey, with a guide, and listen to fascinating history and legendary stories about the site. Enjoy ample time to explore the island, admire views of the surrounding bay, and indulge in a delicious lunch before traveling back to the French capital.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St Michel Tour from Paris

Explore the landscapes of the Normandy and Brittany regions during a 2-day tour from Paris, including one night in Caen. Stroll the charming streets of Honfleur and Rouen. Pay your respects at WWII sites like the D-Day beaches of Normandy and the American Cemetery and Memorial. Walk through the historic walled city of Saint-Malo. Visit the surreal island of Mont-St-Michel, one of the country's most recognizable landmarks. Transport, meals, entry fees and overnight lodging are included.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux

Soak in the incredible beauty and background of one of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel, while leaving Bayeux behind. Your day trip begins with a coastal drive to the UNESCO-listed site: a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey that sits atop a rocky bay perch. Explore its ramparts while an expert guide fills you in on Mont Saint-Michel's remarkable history and heritage. You'll have time to tour the onsite museum independently and stroll the neighboring village's cobbled streets, marveling at its traditional homes and walking atop its fortified wall.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Mont-St-Michel Independent Day Tour with Optional Audio Guide from Paris

Visit one of France’s top attractions on this independent day trip from Paris to Mont-St-Michel. Relax on a comfortable coach ride as you travel through the scenic landscapes of Normandy en route to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island, and spend four hours exploring at your leisure with a multi-language audio guide (if option selected). Tour the famous Gothic abbey, wander through the narrow streets of the surrounding village, or admire views across the Atlantic Ocean, as you enjoy the island at your own pace, before heading back to Paris.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Exclusive Mont Saint-Michel & Bay Tour from Paris by High-Speed Train

This Mont Saint-Michel & Bay Tour will help you save time and get more out of your day, by having a high speed train ticket from Paris included. Once you get to Mont Saint-Michel, you won’t have to worry about organizing transport as a private minibus will collect you. Depending on the tide, you’ll visit the bay, and then explore the village afterwards. Save time waiting in line with a skip-the-line ticket to the Abbey included too.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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Mont-Saint-Michel Private Tour From Paris by Luxury Vehicle - VIP Service

Journey from Paris to the captivating island-abbey and village of Mont Saint-Michel on a private, full-day tour with entrance tickets to the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel .- High standard service and very competitive price.- Skip the Line tickets: we guarantee easy access to the Abbey without having to wait in the public line.- Totally customizable private tour and made-to-measure itinerary. - Professional, multilingual licensed guide-driver, used to dealing with VIP clients.- A newest vehicle with VIP services, perfect for long trips.
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  • 13 hours
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4-Day Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel and Chateaux Country Tour

Escape Paris and see the French countryside on a 4-day getaway to Normandy and the Loire Valley. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll visit the towns of Rouen, Honfleur and Saint-Malo, explore World Heritage–listed Mont Saint-Michel and learn about the World War II landings at Omaha Beach. Then discover the dreamy castles of the Loire Valley’s ‘chateau country,’ including Château du Clos Lucé and Château de Chambord. Transport and accommodation are included so all you have to worry about is soaking up the sights.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

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3-Day Mt Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles with Optional Pick up

On this 3-day adventure from Paris, experience two of northwestern France’s most beloved locales —  the World Heritage–listed island village of Mont St-Michel in Normandy and the ‘château country’ of the Loire Valley, another UNESCO site. With a guide, learn about the architecture and significance of these historical landmarks, and enjoy spending the night in the towns of Angers and Tours. You’ll be awed by castles like Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord and Château du Clos Lucé, once home to Leonardo da Vinci.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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Normandy - Mont Saint-Michel Full Day Tour from Bayeux

Explore one of Normandy’s most impressive UNESCO–listed attractions on this comprehensive Mont Saint-Michel tour from Bayeaux. With round trip travel from Bayeaux included, visit the abbey as your guide sheds light on its history and construction. Learn of the diverse uses to which Mont Saint-Michel has been put down the centuries, and admire panoramic coastal views. You’ll also have free time to explore the site at your leisure.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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