• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 199.67 View price calendar

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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 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
  • Get free time to explore the backstreets of the village island of Mont St.-Michel
  • Lunch and round-trip coach transport included

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What You Can Expect

Mont St.-Michel Tour from Paris with Lunch

See the Cloister Garden at the Mont Saint Michel Abbey
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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 eighth century when the bishop of Avranches received a vision of Michael the Archangel.

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. After your tour ends, you're 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

Customer Reviews

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Where do I start this beautiful place deserves all the stars in the universe! It has always been a dream of mine to visit St.Michel and it is beyond what I expected . There was not many tourists the time we chose to go may 15, perfect day just a bit windy . We chose a hotel pickup/dropoff option which was great as we got to sleep in a little for the morning a taxi picked us up and drove us to the meeting location. The same for dropoff. The bus was two levels we sat on the top and settled in for a 5 hour drive. There is a bathroom on the bus and water for purchase. The bus makes a stop two hours into the ride going and coming back . We would of loved to stay overnight on the mont. but didnt have enough time. upon our arrival near the mont. we had lunch prepared for us I had the chicken option and my friend had salmon, there was little time to socialize as we were whisked away on the bus that leads to the mont right after and given a full guided tour. After the tour we had an hour and some mins to explore buy souvenirs etc. there are so many picturesque moments to capture but the best is to capture it with your heart and keep it there forever! I would love to visit again and stay for a day this tour is definitely worth it !

Angeline A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

it is a long drive but it is worthied. our tour guide is really knowledable. the food was great. the bus ride was relaxing. fully recommended!

redwarriorhlm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Almost a divine experience. Great tour! A most if you go to Normandy.

Glen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

It was a lifelong dream to visit this place, and Viator made it possible with a day trip from Paris albeit a long day. The guide was wonderful, the bus had working wifi, and my fellow travelers an interesting group. We went in mid January and the Mont was nearly empty. We had plenty of time for the tour and and enough time to explore on our own. I travel alone and it's often not worth the effort to rent a car because I would spend my time looking at the road, rather than the scenery around me. Viator makes all these wonderful places easily accessible to solo travelers like myself.

Amber

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was a perfectly gorgeous trip! Loved every second of it. It's hard to believe places like this exist.

Jessica USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I debated whether or not this long daytrip was worthwhile, but after reading other reviews I was convinced that it was and could not agree more. Our guide Natie was wonderful, providing lots of interesting information about the history of Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy as we drove from Paris. The lunch consisted of many of the regional specialties we just learned about - salad with a Camembert filled crepe on top, salmon with rice and vegetables, apple cake for dessert and apple cider, water and coffee. Mont Saint-Michel itself is truly like something out of a fairytale. Our guided tour took us through the storybook village and through the various parts of the abbey with about an hour of free time to walk along the ramparts and visit shops as we made our way back down through the village. You can also walk to/from the mainland to reach Mont Saint-Michel if you leave enough time about 30 or so minutes at a brisk pace, which is worth it for the gorgeous approach alone. The weather changed drastically during our visit, from wind and torrential downpour to bring sunny skies and back again, so be sure to dress accordingly. I highly recommend this tour and hope to go back again someday for another visit - it's that impressive!

heidigparker11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was amazing experience! It took the whole day but it was worth it.

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great Tour. The double-decker Bus was very comfortable. The trip is long but you are able to sleep on the way. The Mont St.-Michel is one of the most awe-inspiring places I've ever seen. It was more than well-worth it! The resturant was nice and the food was very delicious. They served us alot. The guide was estremly knowledgeable and very fun. It's worth ever penny. This is by far the tour I will remember during. Book it already!!!!

bchap0310

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was absolutely amazing!! My husband and I love it and this place was on our bucket list. The tour guide was so nice and spoke English very well. This place is breath taking, ecspecially if you want to get out of the city of Paris.... this is a must do!!

Dona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fabulous place and wonderful experience. Guide was very excellent. The lunch was lacking and should have had more choices.

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