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.
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
Lunch and round-trip transportation included as an added convenience
Choose between an early 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.
On arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch and drinks at Le Relais St-Michel, featuring a traditional omelet and local cider (see Itinerary for sample menu). Next, 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 some free time to explore the island’s shops, museums, and inspiring nature at your leisure.
After about four hours here, travel back to Paris where your tour will conclude.
Sample lunch menu: Restaurant Relais St-Michel
Starter: Traditional omelette
Main course: Salmon with rice and vegetables
Dessert: Apple Pie
Drinks: One bottle of cider per six people One bottle of mineral water per six people One tea or coffee per person
Viator Traveler's Reviews
Mary Ann G
, Mar 2019
Excellent service. Excellent guide. We enjoyed our trip tremendously! We highly recommend this trip!
Truly .. Shame for the agency for going along with it and Shame for the relay to even consider serving boiling water with maybe less than 2oz of fish. . Not even salt or pepper in it.... Wasn't expecting much but definitely didn't think anyone would have the audacity to serve something like that in France. ... They figured it's 1 time tourists they are dealing with and obviously don't care. I was shocked !! Again tour was great and the guide we had was really good.
We we paid extra for pick up from our hotel, which was well worth the extra as it was a 6.30am pickup. We were taken to the Paris City Vision bus depot which was a very well organised company. This day tour was a huge day trip, but well worth doing. The drive was enjoyable, with a stop along the way. Our French Lunch was included when we arrived, which was just lovely. We then caught the shuttle bus with our guide who took us up every step and hill there was, I’m sure! We were not young, but handled the hills and steps quite well. It was an amazing place to visit, with a feeling of being in a totally different world. We had a little free time at the end and had to meet our guide back at the first stop from the shuttle bus. We became a little lost on our own finding our way down from Mont Saint Michele, but made it out and finally caught the shuttle bus back to our bus! It was a long drive home, but a good rest. We had a stopover on the way home, which was welcomed! We were given a taxi voucher when we arrived back to the depot, and our taxi had been booked and waiting for us! This made it so easy to get back to our hotel after a very long day. This is a very memorable day trip, well worth doing. Just a beautiful place to visit!
Mont St. Michel is an abbey in Normandy , France. It is surrounded by sea water when the tide is up. Beautiful place. The tour was good. It was done in two languages, so it took twice as long. The guide was good, but she showed up late for the tour in Paris and we all had to stand outside the bus on a frigid morning for about 15 extra minutes. When checking in at the office one of the staff was really surly with a customer.
This tour is not worth for the time and the money spent. Start at 7am and 5 hours in the bus travelling to the destination. Once go there spent about few hours to explore the church and the village. Typically every old church we visited surrounded by traditional village ,but its for tourism I think. Restaurants and Tourist shops . Return way its another 5 hours in the bus , No any other attraction but can see beautiful country side.
Good lunch and English speaking guide ...
We began early in the morning, as it is about a 5 hour trip out to Normandy from Paris. The bus was comfortable and they did stop at the 2 hour mark so we could use a restroom. We made it to our restaurant by noon and had a delicious lunch! Be sure to indicate that you're vegetarian or vegan when you sign up for the tour. They were quite accommodating. After a wonderful lunch, we took a shuttle bus to the base of Mont Saint Michel. From there, you'd better be able to climb and walk up hundreds of steps! It was worth the climb, I can tell you! Our tour guide was very patient and allowed for breathing breaks between sections of stairs and hills. She was very well-informed and presented a thorough explanation of the history of the former monastery. We had about 30-40 minutes at the end to browse the gift shops, something that was quite plentiful on the descent of the hill. Don't stop for long, as the bus will leave promptly at the appointed time! Allow yourself enough time to take the shuttle back to the restaurant's parking lot so you can get back on the bus. We, again, stopped at the 2-2.5 hour mark for restrooms and a bite to eat heading back into Paris. We opted for the taxi ride back to our hotel, but the metro is convenient and if you can read, you can get yourself back to your hotel without any trouble. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you to Marion and Elisabeth for being such wonderful guides.