03 Jul 16 - 31 Oct 16: Daily
01 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Approx. 15 hoursStart time
From your central hotel in Paris. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)Ending Point
Your hotel in Paris
The Mont Saint Michel abbey lies on a rocky islet, largely gothic in style, the monument was built over centuries. An important pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, it now draws travellers with its dramatic setting and architecture. The abbey reflects a mixture of Norman-Roman and Gothic architectural styles and has a rich history to tell. From the abbey gain a stunning panoramic view of Normandy’s coastline and the crashing waves below.
Truly an architectural marvel, the Mont Saint Michel abbey will impress with its incredible beauty and fascinating history.
You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan at 6:30am. 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, 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.
You will be returned to your point of arrival in Paris, arriving at around 8:45pm.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Hotel pickup is only offered in the 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).
Excursion subject to changes depending on access conditions to the Mont Saint-Michel.
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.
This was an expensive trip, but well worth it. Mont St. Michel is breathtaking, although crowded with tourists. We really enjoyed our stop at a small village in Normandy on the...Yvonne Demory
My tour to Mont St Michel was extremely worthwhile! It was well organized from the moment of pickup in the morning to drop off. There was a slight problem with who would drive...karen s athanasiades
Yes it was an excellent day, although when we got back to the bus depot we thought we were to be returned to our hotel? but maybe we misunderstood, therefore we walked back...It...Lynette J Smith