The Mont Saint Michel Abbey lies on a rocky islet, surrounded by waves and moving sands. One of Normandy’s historical and architectural wonders, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Mont Saint Michel abbey has a dramatic setting and impressive design which was conceived over centuries. An important pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, it now draws travellers with its beautiful setting and architecture. The abbey reflects a mixture of Norman-Roman and Gothic architectural styles and has a rich history. From the Abbey gain a stunning panoramic view of Normandy’s coastline and the crashing waves below.
Discover the history of the Mont Saint Michel abbey and appreciate the beauty of the French coastline on this tour.
You will be picked up in an air conditioned coach and travel to the Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. On the way, a qualified guide will tell you about the history of this region as you enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
The Mont Saint Michel abbey is built on a rocky islet and lies off the north coast of France. Surrounded by the sea and moving sands, it rises impressively out of the ocean. The structure has a slender spire with a copper statue of Michael the Archangel slaying a dragon. Mont Saint Michel was a great cultural centre and a pilgrimage destination in the Middle-Ages and now draws visitors to explore its Benedictine abbey and marvel at its dramatic setting.
Once you arrive at the Mont, you have the option to enjoy lunch at the Terrasses Poulard (in case of overcrowding, lunch can be served in another restaurant) and taste the famous Mont Saint-Michel omelette (a soufflé omelette cooked in a wood-fired oven).
In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the abbey. The Mont Saint Michel is built out of granite and has impressive Gothic buildings built over the centuries. The La Merveille, literally ‘the marvel’ are buildings on the northern side and there is a beautiful cloister and 13th century refectory. You will also have free time to wander along steep and narrow paths to admire a view of the bay and visit the village.
After your day in Normandy you will return to Paris by coach. The tour ends at original departure point at around 2115h (9:15pm).
Excellent tour! Expensive, but once you are there you forget about the price you paid. I feel like if we bought the tickets in person they would have been cheaper than online....Mary S Strader
The staff was friendly and informative. We were given interesting facts and history of the areas we traveled through. The tour guide was well informed and presented the...Krista Townsend
What a wonderful day we had. Early start but worth it. On arrival at Mont St Michel we were treated to a wonderful three course meal (which was delicious) and the staff were more...Carol A Scotman
01 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014: Daily except Sunday
01 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015: Daily 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Approx. 14 hours
Duration: Approx. 14 hours
The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour concludes at the original point of departure
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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