Visit the architectural masterpiece, the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel Guided Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Discover the beauty of the Abbey at Mont Saint Michel

Highlights

  • Take a guided tour of the Abbey, learning the history of this incredible structure
  • Enjoy lunch with a spectacular view of teh Mont Saint Michel
  • Take advantage of free time for exploring, photo opportunities, and to enjoy crepes and cider
  • Guided tour available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese

Inclusions

  • Transportation in Luxury Air-conditioned Motorcoach
  • Admission & Guided Tour of the Abbey
  • Lunch Including Drinks
  • Professional Licensed Multilingual Guide

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from Central Paris Departure Point Near Louvre Museum
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • We recommend a good pair of flat walking shoes to accommodate the inclined cobblestone streets, a warm coat during winter months, and a raincoat during summer months.
  • Clients with walking difficulties will not be able to reach the Abbey (many steps).
  • An excellent range of crêperie restaurants and souvenir shops are available to browse after our visit to the abbey.
  • Additional Departure December 29
  • Daily English visits.
  • Japonese visit in winter on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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Jul 24 2016
The tour guide was excellent. The bus was comfortable. But the tour was much too short! By the time we got done with lunch and actually headed to Mt Saint-Michel, we had only 2 hours to tour and enjoy this UNESCO world heritage site. What a shame! This needs to be improved. Either make this an overnight only tour or have the group travel by train (if that would be faster; I don't know). We walked through the monastery so quickly from room to room, I barely had time to take pictures let alone ask questions. I do not think this tour was a very good deal and would not recommend it to anyone I know unless more time is given.
Jun 21 2016
the tour went well, everything on time without any problems. the schedule was good. our tour guide, Roberto, was very good, although soft spoken, he imparted a lot of information to the group and looked out for the welfare of all of us.I would commend Roberto on his guiding skills.
Feb 19 2016
Great day, knowledgeable, helpful guides
Feb 16 2016
Excellent trip with enough time to explore by yourself. There was some minor confusion about where the bus let us off and how to get back to the bus at the end of the day, since you have to walk on a causeway to get to Mont Saint Michel and back to bus loading zone.
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ITINERARY

Your first sight of the Abbey, either dominating the white beaches between Normandy and Brittany or emerging from the ocean at high tide, will be an unforgettable experience. According to legend, the Archangel St. Michel appeared to a local bishop and ordered him to build a chapel atop the 258 foot high mount and an abbey quickly followed. In order to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims from across Europe, it was constantly embellished with new construction, sometimes built directly on top of prior additions! However, the final result is surprisingly harmonious--one of medieval Europe´s masterpieces, this architectural wonder is called the “Marvel of the West.”

Driving through the Normandy region, we will arrive at Mont Saint Michel around 11:30 a.m. and start with lunch at the Relais St. Michel Restaurant featuring their famous Omelette. You’ll have an incredible view of Mont Saint Michel while enjoying your meal. Next, we will drive to the base of Mont Saint Michel where we must continue on foot up the twisting cobblestone streets leading up to the abbey.

Take a guided tour of the abbey, a great culture centre and pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages during which time it exerted international influence. See the cloister and its gardens, relaxing and harmonioius. Stroll the refectory and see the impressive wheel of the monks’ boneyard. Then enjoy free time to explore on your own and take pictures or browse the famous crepe and cider shops of the village.

At approximately 4:30pm, we will depart back to Paris. We’ll make a rest stop along the way, arriving back in the city around 9:15pm.