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This was a really good day trip out of Paris and through the countryside of Normandy. If you don't have a car, or don't want to rent one, this trip is for you. The ride took four and a half hours, but the bus was very comfortable. We traveled in a doubledecker bus and the ride didn't seem quite as long as it was. We made one stop halfway through in the morning and another on the way back. We had lunch at Mont Saint Michel, which was included in the price of the tour. The food was excellent and the service was excellent. We were given the local cider and water to drink, an appetizer, main course, and dessert, all local foods and made right there. Delicious! After lunch our tour guide walked with us up to the summit of the abbey and gave us a lot of interesting facts and history. After the tour we had about an hour on our own to walk around and visit the local shops. We had a coffee and crepe which was also delicious. By 4:30 we boarded the bus back to Paris and got in about 9:00. All in all a great way to see this marvelous 1300 year old abbey.
What an awesome trip. It is definitely a long day - and a lot of stairs to climb, but the views and the tour were worth it. It is a 4 hour drive to the Mont Saint-Michel parking lot, where you then board the shuttle bus to the town. Lunch was actually really great. Another poster said they had salmon and as I do not like salmon, I was a bit worried about it - but we had some sort of white fish prepared Normandy Style with cream and butter, with rice and veggies. It was delicious.
Then we toured the abbey and finished with time on our own before heading back, just as the description said. We stopped once during the drive each way to get a snack and go to the bathroom, so you can get some dinner as you don't get back to Paris until after 9pm. We happened to be coming past the Eiffel Tower at 9pm exactly and caught the light show, which was a really great addition to our awesome day trip.
overall, a very well organized trip! the coach ride was very long but comfortable. corinne, the tour guide is very knowledgeable indeed. despite the unfortunate gloomy weather, it didn't dampen our mood to witness and explore such a magnificent medieval architecture. only downside of the entire trip is the lunch which was provided which I really didn't enjoy considering after so many hours on the road, the highlight upon arrival was really at least a satisfactory meal!... the selection could have been better!
Suzi Mildern Australia
Spectacular! Loved this day. Be warned its a long day but VERY worthwhile. Walking through Mont Saint-Michel was a highlight of our trip. Observing the lifestyle of the monks and walking along the board walk. Highly recommend.
A long day but well worth the trip, as always guide was excellent.
The lunch package this tour gave us is really good. The trip itself in overall is great. Highly recommended..
Long drive, but oh so well worth it! I am so glad I saw this place!
The trip to Saint-Michel was truly breathtaking. Truly a full day excursion from Paris, but such a rewarding excursion to Normandy. Sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and sea from a variety of outlooks within the abbey, at a fortification with an amazing history. Great guides, and smooth travel. I highly recommend this trip!!!
What a magical place! You will not regret visiting it! Dress comfortably.
This tour was great! If you have a full day free and want to get away from the city to see some beautiful countryside, this is the tour for you. You will take about a 4.5 hour bus ride there, so be prepared for that! We definitely recommend selecting the option that includes lunch. It was nice knowing that it was taken care of, and the lunch spot has an incredible view of Mont St Michel while you're dining. Our tour guide was excellent and really gave us all the wonderful history and use of each room in the abbey - something you definitely don't get in an unguided version. It rains here every day, so bring an umbrella and also be prepared to walk and climb all the way to the top - there's no elevator, but trust me, the climb is worth the view!
It was a long bus ride from Paris but worth the trip. We chose the option of having lunch and a guide. The meal was good and service fast. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a good commentary.
I would recommend taking this trip, but bring along some snacks. The stop coming back was a road side rest area. The food options were very limited.
Tour guide was very informative. You should warn potential visitors that it is a steep climb requiring stamina. The lunch was not that great but salad was good. It would have been great to have WIFI on the bus as it was a long ride both ways.
The trip was well-organised and although it was a long way by coach the journey was comfortable with an interesting commentary. we enjoyed lunch with a wonderfu view of Mont St Michel and then a very interesting guided tour. The free time in the village was quite short but long enough as we didn't want to do any shopping -except for an ice cream. We would have appreciated more information about where to get the shuttle for the return over the causeway as this was not at all clear. Altogether I would highly recommend this trip.
Incredible experience, we spent 1 month in Europe and i think this tour tops most of the other tours we took. lots of climbing but gives you plenty of time to climb the island, we had the lunch included with our tour, but i think the option without the lunch will give you a lot more time to explore on your own and opportunity to try the food in the little restaurants in the island.
Worth the drive. Magnificent place. Knowledgeable guide, comfortable bus and great experience.
Beautiful ride through the countryside and a enjoyable tour of story book Abbey.
We loved this destination and was great to get out of the city for a day. Lunch included was excellent with great views. Would have like a little more free time after the guided tour however that would have made it an even longer day. It was a long day with a lot of it on a coach but we were OK with that as well - a day off from walking the city.
This was a must do for me! Absolutely beautiful place. Be aware that its a long drive from Paris and there are a lot of stairs, but again...totally worth it.
Long day but worth it if your looking for a change pace from the Paris streets.
Fabulous! I and #39;d been wanting to experience this since learning French in high school. Quite overwhelming.
A great place to visit. I loved every bit of it despite it was windy and cold when i visited this place. The tour guide rep was passionate about this place and provided comprehensive explanation in English and Spanish. I was impressed by how she provided comprehensive guidance in two languages .
To start with it is a long day, a lot of time on the bus but when you get there it is amazing, it was great going with a guide so you get all the information about Mont St Michel, you also get free time to wander on your own. A long day but a good day, you can always sleep on the bus.
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