Mont Saint Michel Transportation

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    Day trip from Paris

    by Maryimelda Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    Le Mont Saint Michel can be comfortably reached in the course of a day trip from Paris. I travelled by TGV from Gare Montparnasse at 7.05am to Rennes where I transferred immediately on to a bus which took me the rest of the way to the Mont.

    Total travel time is somewhere between three to four hours each way, but I still had plenty of time to see what I wanted to at MSM and a leisurely lunch and shopping time were included. I was back in Paris in plenty of time for dinner.

    I speak of this method of travel only because it is what I did and did quite successfully. There are other options available and there is even accommodation available if you decide you would like to enjoy MSM overnight.

    Bus parking on the causeway.
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  • from paris an easy way to go to mont st michel...

    by marc.lm Written Feb 2, 2006

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    a relax and unforgettable day trip to mt st michel from paris ? Yes it is easy, only if you want to be sure having a great experience and save time! A cie named Westcapades organize day trip including TGV and like a guided tour with minicoach and guide/driver. You can stop in 3 very historical places Dinan a medieval jewel!, St-Malo a walled port facing the ocean, and the unique mount st michel surrounded by the ocean twice per day...you can have a look on this website and will be surprised about marc and geraldine who are real professionals who know so well Brittany and all western francefor any other type of trip like goling cultural historical sports festivals parties good food... 78 euro per person http://www.westcapades.com

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    No train?

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Saint Michel has no train links unfortunately, so I guess the bus is your best option.
    St Michel is in Normandy, (from St Malo follow the coast to the east and just before it takes a sharp climb north thats St Michel).

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    How to get here in and out

    by gwened Updated Sep 6, 2014

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    again the best way is the car, to help you the www.viamichelin.com site is pretty good, you should compare with a paper map as sometimes they tend to guide you too commercially...
    You set out from Paris on the autoroute de normandie A13, pay 14,70€ in tolls at four stops,then proceeds past Caen on the A84 past Avranches direction Rennes, by Pontaubault /Ducey you take the N175 ,exit 8 or sortie, signs clearly tells you MSM, Pontorson, before reaching Pontorson bear right ont he D976 direct to Mont Saint Michel

    bear in mind from now the parking is not accessable on the mont but only at the mainland area ,parking is about 12,50€ and can be paid with visa/MC, buses take you in closer.
    However, update, there is a new passarelle promenade open just now, you can walk all the way to the MSM without having to take a bus. You will see water and plants on both sides but will remain dry, there would be a middle road for the buses navettes to arrive and the horse wagons,
    from October 2014 the digue will begin to be phase out and soon by 2015 it will be an island that can be visited on foot yeararound. This digue route of 1 km long will join the passarelle on pylons for another 760 meters, and at the end the esplanade of arrival of the mont saint michel!!

    by train/bus
    gare de Pontorson is nearest and can be reach by the TGV from Paris Montparnasse via Rennes or Dol de Bretagne then bus Pontorson-MSM or Dol de Bretagne – Le Mont-Saint-Michel.
    Trains from Paris Saint-Lazare towards Caen then local train TER from Caen to Pontorson, then the bus Pontorson – MDM.
    TRains from Paris Montparnasse towards Granville, correspondance at Folligny towards Pontorson then bus Pontorson – MSM.
    take the navette MSM Pontorson
    http://transports.manche.fr/

    the site of dept 50 Manche, to tell about schedule on the bus, see maneo service express bus:train
    http://www.commentjyvais.fr/crbn_en

    The train site
    www.voyages-Sncf.com

    There are important works going on that by 2015 will give it a new look in MSM
    http://www.projetmontsaintmichel.fr/index.html

    as well as a new design tourist webpage
    http://www.accueilmontsaintmichel.com/

    the road to the abbey, from the top of the mont on look at low tide before the changes
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    Getting to Mont St. Michel

    by black_mimi99 Written May 12, 2011

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    By Train: From Paris you can take the TGV to Rennes, about 55 km south of Mont St. Michel. The Les Couriers Bretons bus makes the 75-minute transfer to Mont-St-Michel several times a day.

    The train from Rennes takes you as far as Pontorson, 9km from Mont St. Michel. You can take bus #15 to Saint Michel from the station.

    By car: From Caen use A84 to Le Mont Saint-Michel. From the A11, Chartres-Lemans-Laval exit at Fougeres and go in the direction of Le Mont Saint-Michel.

    There are airports in Rennes and Dinard (Dinard Pleurtuit)

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    To Avranches and beyond

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Le Mont Saint Michel can be reached only by car, public bustransport or touroperator busses. From Paris the fastest way is to take l'Autoroute de Normandie (A13) that after Caen changes number to A84. From Avranches follow the signs to Le Mont Saint Michel.
    The top attraction of France has many parking places, but still on certain top days, these are full. Beware of these days and check the calender.

    Let's get to Le Mont Saint Michel Parking, many spaces, sometimes not enough

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    Navette

    by SELVA73 Written Feb 11, 2013

    To get to the fortress, there's a free bus called "navette" and is a peculiar bus. Because the bus can't make a turn at the road, this bus has two cabins. When the bus is stopped, the driver changes their place and goes to the other part of the bus.
    But be careful: there's another minibus that goes to the Mont St. Michel but is just for workers, not for visitors! Is smaller than the other and is electric. I've took a picture and you can see what I mean.

    The The cute workers bus. Not for visitors! The workers bus
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  • MINICAB WITH DRIVER

    by carolinedumant Written Jun 30, 2008

    MINIBUS WITH ENGLISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH AND SPANISH DRIVER IN RENNES, ST MALO, MT ST MICHEL, NANTES...FOR TRANSFERS OR GUIDED TOURS, EXCURSIONS...

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