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Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris

Paris, France
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  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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 and 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, and admire views of the surrounding bay before traveling back to the French capital.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris—ideal for those short on time
  • Brush up on your history with fascinating and informative commentary from your guide
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Normandy Coast and the wild Atlantic Ocean
  • Round-trip transportation included as an added convenience

What's Included

  • Service of a Professional Licensed Guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Abbey
  • Return transportation from Paris
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 22 Rue Jean Rey
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our guide with a Paris City Vision sign

Start time

07:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Choose between an early hotel pickup or meet your group at a central Paris location, then set out toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel. Relax on board and enjoy picture-perfect views of the Normandy coast en route to the rocky island.

Follow your guide up the narrow paths of the tiny village toward the top for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding bay.

Continue in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, as your guide reveals some of the fascinating history of Mont-St-Michel, the extreme tides that shape its coast, and its famous Benedictine Abbey. Then, enjoy free time to explore the island’s shops, museums, and inspiring nature at your leisure.

After your time here, travel back to Paris where your tour concludes.

22 Rue Jean Rey (Pass By)

If you love captivating French history and wonderful views, this tour is for you! From central Paris, through the picture-postcard Normandy coast, a long relaxing drive will transport you to a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site - the magical rocky island of Mont St Michel. On the drive through Normandy, your guide will recount the rich history of the region marked by invasions, first by the Romans and then the Barbarians, only to end up being fought over in the Hundred Years’ War.

Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

The famous Abbey and admire the Gothic buildings built one on top of the other over the centuries, such as the Cloister and the Monks’ dining hall. You can finally stroll freely on the Mount and so let yourself be carried by the medieval atmosphere of its cobbled alleys discovering the museums and shops where many discounts await you ....

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be sent after booking
  • Arrangements and itinerary will be finalized once your booking is complete
  • Coach journey from Paris to Mont-Michel is approx. 4-5 hours each way
  • Time spent at Mont St-Michel is approx. 4 hours
  • This tour involves quite a lot of walking with steps and uphill paths so is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather, including appropriate shoes!
  • From April 1st 2022 lunch on your own
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Don't stop for long, as the bus will leave promptly at the appointed time!
This tour is long hours, tire and exhausted but totally worth it.
It is a long 5 hours drive but worth the visit.
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Too long of a trip not...
Edith_M, Nov 2022
Too long of a trip not worth it wouldn’t do it again wouldn’t do it again. Nothing my more to say. Hhhhhhhhhhhh
1 traveler found this review helpful
Too long
Louis_G, Nov 2022
The bus ride too long from Paris. Audio did not work well. Hard to stay with guide due to crowds. The place and views are spectacular
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Mont-Saint-Michel
Raymond_S, Nov 2022
Very educational. Our tour guide for group 1 was so very helpful. She is a welcoming lady and she explained everything about Mont-Saint-Michel very clear and concised.
Beautiful but a little rushed
Raquel_G, Oct 2022
the place is beautiful, no question about it. Worth visiting and it was one of my favorite activities in France. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of historical and architectural information about the place. I took off off one start, because the tour was a little too rushed. I wished we had had some more time to take pictures and appreciate the place. Specially because it is a one way pathway through the castle and you can not go back. There were a lots and lots of stairs to climb up, so again, I wish our tour guide had gone a little slower or taken breaks, specially in respect to the elderly people - it became really challenging 1/2 up. The tour was well organized, the bus left on time, and stopped on the way for bathroom break and snacks (not included). Pricy but reliable. I recommend .
Amazing place to be with...
Marcelino_T, Oct 2022
Amazing place to be with my wife and extraordinary experience hope ti be there again in the future together with our Son and Daughter
Second visit
Linda_L, Oct 2022
So glad we visited a second time and brought our friends. Still. Demanding hike up many stairs, but worth it,
2 travelers found this review helpful
Long full day tour but worth the visit.
Carrie_D, Oct 2022
Great tour. A must see for sure! Comfortable in bus. Unfortunately our tour guide is not feeling well but he did good. Could be better though.
It is worth the trip, be prepared to take too many pics
Thierry_B, Oct 2022
We wanted to visit Mont Saint-Michel but we were hesitating if a day-tour would be enough to explore the site. We had read previously some reviews saying that the bus drive was too long and that the time to explore the site was too short. I am very glad we took the tour. The bus was comfortable and made a stop on the way up and way down. We had enough time to explore the site, we were lucky that October was not as busy as the summer. The Abbey and surroundings are spectacular. We had the time to have lunch and walk around. Be prepared to take a lot of pictures, give yourself the time to explore the restaurants, do not choose the first ones, there are many options. Regarding the tour guide, Fabio, he was very organized and had interesting information. I didn't like his "teacher" attitude, kind of rude with some of the tourists on the group. On another hand, the sound system used was not the best. Inside the abbey the thick walls would block the signal and we could not hear what the guide was saying. In order to hear the info, we were forced to walk side by side with the guide and that was almost impossible.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent guide
Robert_S, Oct 2022
Manuela was an excellent guide and our bus driver got us back to Paris for the top of the hour twinkle show.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Definitely give this a go!
Jameson_R, Oct 2022
The architecture and the history is magnificent. The whole place is gorgeous and it was a lot bigger in person than I expected. Well worth the kind of long bus ride from Paris.
Spectacular
Lisa_C, Oct 2022
The trip was well organized. Definitely a must see. Amelia our guide was extremely knowledge about about Normandy, the country side, and history in general - tended to drone on and lost her audience several times. Would have been nice if she lightened it up a bit with a few antidotal fun facts as other guides do. I paid for the guided tour when I arrived I decided to do the Abby’s self guided tour. For 3 euros you are given an an amazing audio tour. This enabled me more flexibility and freedom once at St Michele. The Abby is extremely hilly and has many steps - and understandability needed to go at a slower pace. The place is a feat of nature and is simple amazing - totally worth it.
Almost 1000 steps!
Noemi_T, Oct 2022
It was a lot of traveling for one day. But Mont Saint-Michel did not disappoint. It was obvious that our guide loved what she did and loved the history of the monastery. I would only suggest making this an overnight trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ok experience
dennis_p, Sep 2022
The sign in process was terrible. The meeting place is outside with no signage to help you with the experience. After 15 minutes of back and forth we got it figured out. The bus was nice and the guide was very nice. After sign in things went pretty well. Mont St Michel is a cool place to experience but for $360 and the 15 hours the trip took I’m thinking maybe my money and time would have been spent better elsewhere.
Worthwhile experience
Tiffany_R, Sep 2022
Lovely guide and plenty of time to explore the Abbey and surrounding beach. If the weather is nice I suggest walking back as it is beautiful.
Beautifully charming place to visit
Jimmy_L, Sep 2022
Pretty well planned, beautiful place and stunning location. Choice of rest stop wasn't the best as it was so packed and didnt have enough time to buy food and go toilet. The communication device was faulty and other than replacing the old faulty device,the guides rather the group to stay close and it was difficult as the place was very crowded.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Day Trip
Michael_b, Sep 2022
The trip was nice. I liked the guide, Clare. She had a lot of historic knowledge that she shared, but not too much to be annoying. My only issue was with the shuttle bus, which the tour group had no control over. There was only 3 in rotation that day. It was about a 40 minute wait to get from the parking lot to the Mont. Which meant less time was spent there.
Breathtaking & Mystical
Jeff_R, Sep 2022
I enjoyed learning about the countryside and the political history. Once off the bus we decided to explore on our own, so we missed an in-depth description of the monastery. Still, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The site is breathtaking and mystical.
Good for first timers at the island
Eleanor_P, Sep 2022
Was it worth the $344.42 for 2 people? Not really sure because we only had less than 3 hours in the actual island. We hit a couple of traffic jams on the way there and waiting for the shuttle ate up time as well. But all that seem to melt away once you actually get there because the place is like a scene from a fairy tale. Then as you’re leaving you get this feeling of “Man! I wish I had more time” so let’s ask again: was it worth the money? I say yes IF ITS YOUR FIRST TIME HERE AND YOUR FIRST TIME GOING THERE. My husband said “no, maybe if we had another hour” so leaving early might be a good idea. There were people who took a 1-3 day options, we didn’t know, this. It might be a good option for you folks to look at if you want to take your time. It was also crowded with school kids and couples with strollers
What sticks out is the...
Maria_C, Sep 2022
What sticks out is the long drive back and forth to Paris which is longer than the time spent there. However, the bus ride was comfortable and the tour guides we had were wonderful! Overall, it was a day trip worth it for me. Mont St Michel is an amazing place!
Not worth it
Hope_B, Sep 2022
The city of Mont Saint Michel is beautiful and worth the visit, but I wouldn’t recommend this company. The drive there and back was extremely long and the bus was so miserably hot. They said the air conditioner was on but it was unbearable on the bus. They won’t let you drink on the bus…even though it’s over a 4 hour drive ( one way). We were told we would stop for lunch and dinner. We stopped at a gas station type place that only had pre-packed sandwiches. There was very little options and you only had 30 minutes to get food, eat and use the bathroom. I waited in line for the bathroom over 20 minutes because there were two full tour buses stopped there. I barely had anytime to eat. This was the same situation for dinner. The tour guide was nice but it was hard to understand her accent at times and she spoke so quietly that we couldn’t hear her in the back of the bus. On two occasions, members of the group were late, like 30-40 minutes late. We waited on them. This meant that we got home even later and wait on this hot, miserable bus for an extra 40 minutes. Even though, it was stated numerous times when to be back at the bus. In my option, after 20 minutes, they should have been left. Everyone on the bus was upset we had to wait on them TWICE. Once we arrived at Mont St. Michel we only had like 2 1/2 hours and we felt so rushed. I would have liked more time to explore. Overall, you basically pay for the transportation and the tickets for the abbey. It was almost $400 for my husband and I and with all that in consideration, I would rent a car. That way you can stop when you want and stay as long as you want.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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