Mont Saint Michel
Private driving journey with a licensed guide-driver, from Paris to the captivating island abbey & village of MONT SAINT-MICHEL (full-day tour, around 360 kms-223 miles from Paris),with a deluxe minivan.
Entrance tickets to the Mont St. Michel Abbey included.
Available Every Day
The Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights. Set in the mesmerizing bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances.
Surrounded by the sea with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world the Mont St. Michel is simply unique.
The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian pilgrimage is colorful. Aubert, bishop of the nearby hilltop town of Avranches early in the 8th century, claimed that the Archangel Michael himself pressured him into having a church built atop the island just out to sea.
From 966 onwards, the dukes of Normandy, followed by French kings, supported the development of a major Benedictine abbey on the Mont-Saint-Michel.
Your guide-driver will explain all about the unique geology that formed the base of the village as well as the unique wetlands that surround it. When you arrive at the coast, hop aboard a shuttle for transport to the Mont, built atop a lone granite rock in the middle of a vast tidal range. You will start a guided tour of the abbey, masterpiece of medieval architecture, which sits perched on the highest point of the island and dates back to the early eighth century. Learn about the fascinating history of this sacred monastery, dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michel, learn about a religious history dating back over 1 000 years. You will admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic "Marvel" with the monk's Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Refectory, the Undercroft, as well as various chapels.
A lunch break, which is not included in the price, but your guide will give you plenty of restaurant recommendations - don't miss the famously fluffy omelets, they are a local specialty.
After lunch, free time to explore the rock island of Mont Saint Michel at your own pace and take in the extraordinary 360° views of the surrounding bay. Stroll through the steep-sided narrow streets of the town and its defensive ramparts, visit gift-shops.
Your guide-driver will be at your disposal all day and after this unforgettable experience he will drive you back to Paris through the Normandy countryside and coast.
Please note: The Abby is close on 01/01-01/05 and 25/12/2019
Pick-up/drop-off at your residence.
Extra charge for pick up / drop off outside Paris.
If you have special request, do not hesitate to share them with us in comments when you book the tour online.
100% free cancellation at least 1 week before the tour day.
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