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Paris Small Group Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel and Honfleur
"The tour departs from your hotel or apartment in Paris to Mont Saint Michel (around 4 hours). Aboard a spacious minibus you will have access to Wifi and educational tablets to prepare for your visit. Your driver guide will also be available for any questions you may have.The tour will include:> Mont Saint MichelUNESCO World Heritage the abbey and the bay of Mont Saint Michel is THE quintessential magic place ... Emblematic discover this ancient rock between sky and sea. On top of the island admire the stunning views Bay before visiting the medieval abbey. Always accompanied by your guide stroll through the picturesque streets of this village out of time. Awaken your taste buds in the local bakery and sample the specialties. > Honfleur Enjoy your late afternoon with a break to discover the charming port of Honfleur.Once in Honfleur
From EUR350.00
 
Le Mont Saint Michel One-Day Trip from Paris
"The abbey of the Mont Saint Michel is one of the most beautiful “Wonders of the West”. It stands in the middle of an immense bay in Normandy and is invaded by the highest tides in Europe. This magnificent architectural achievement of the Middle Ages is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since that time the island and its magnificent abbey have been attracting million of visitors.The driver will pick you up at your address in Paris early in the morning (07:15 AM recommended). After your arrival you will have an excursion of the island by crossing the drawbridge and remparts. You will discover the medieval town with its cosy houses of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.You will admire the Romanesque and Gothic abbey with an audio guid you can take a walk in the city centre or have a walk with your guide on trail around Mont admiring the sea. You can then feel the mistery of this place full of history.On your way home
From EUR245.00
 
Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen
"At your arrival in Caen your guide will meet you with fresh coffee and croissants and after a short tour of Caen you will head to Mont Saint-Michel after a 90 minute drive through some lovely villages on Normandy. Before your arrival at Mont Saint-Michel you will stop in Avranches to see the Bishop Aubert whose skull was touched by the Archangel Michel in 708 AD in order for him to build a monastery on the Mont. Then you will arrive at the Mount and will enjoy a relaxing omelet at the Mère Poulard. It is one of the best and most famous omelets in France. After lunch you will visit the Abbey through the narrow streets and explore the history from the Middle A the city of Copper and Church-bells the tour heads back to Caen to get the train for Paris at 6.54pm."
From EUR550.00

More Things to Do in Mont Saint Michel

The Abbey and Monastery roof

The Abbey/Monastery roof is made of timber. There is of course, a very good reason for this. From what I can gather, the entire building is so huge and so high that the roof had to be made as light as...
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Maryimelda
Oct 05, 2012

The way to the top

This is not a climb for those with severe immobility problems, which is a real shame. However, if you take the climb gently and stop for a breather every now and then, you don't really have to be...
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Maryimelda
Oct 05, 2012

The King's Gate

When you arrive at the Mont you will enter directly up from the car/bus park and proceed through the Forward Gate, the Boulevard Gate and finally the King's Gate (Porte du Roy) into the "main" street...
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Maryimelda
Sep 30, 2012

Waves advancing like galloping white horses

It is difficult to describe quite how quickly the tide advances over the sand flats of Mont St Michel bay: suffice to say that it has engulfed and drowned literally thousands of people in its...
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CatherineReichardt
Sep 03, 2012

Watching the wildlife

I have to confess to being underwhelmed by the wildlife in Bretange and the little of Normandy that we explored, so it was a pleasure to watch breeding colonies of sea birds at Mont St Michel.Looking...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

A charmingly higglety pigglety tangle of buildings

The rocky island on which Mont St Michel has developed is only 3 square kilometres, and it's astonishing how much has been crammed onto this tiny outcrop over the centuries.The monastery occupies...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012
 
 
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Stroll on the beautiful ramparts

The monastery at Mont St Michel is an astounding place and I found that I was suffering from sensory overload by the time that I finally emerged.After the stark grey elegance of the architecture and...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

An unusual set of double-arched cloisters

I'm partial to a good set of cloisters, and the ones at Mont St Michel didn't disappoint!Unlike most cloisters, which are usually at the heart of the monastery, the spatial challenges of the Mont...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Explore the salt marshes around the river mouth

Mont St Michel is located at the mouth of the River Couesnon, in a setting which experiences one of the most extreme tidal ranges in the world - both of which have combined to create a very distinct...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Mont St. Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide, giving the mount a mystical quality. The...
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black_mimi99
Oct 07, 2011

THE OLD OSSUARY

THE FORMER MONKS OSSUARY.....What a surprise it was when we walked into here. There before us, was a giantic wheel. The wheel was used to hoist provisions up the outside walls for the prisoner's that...
balhannah
Aug 29, 2011

THE REFECTORY

This is a rather long, fairly bare, Dining room. It was here, the Monk's ate their meals in silence, only being broken by another Monk giving a reading. Light comes from long, narrow windows on the...
balhannah
Aug 29, 2011

The WEST TERRACE

Before we can come here, we must pay our entrance fee at the Abbey shop.We head to the West Terrace which is the original courtyard of the Abbey Church.What a gorgeous view we had from here. We could...
balhannah
Aug 29, 2011

Overview of the "to do" list

Basically, the to do list I can recommend in terms of visit (1 to 4 are detailed in a specific tip) is:1. The medieval village itself2. the parish church 3. the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel , including...
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vinc_bilb
Apr 04, 2011

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"A place that simply redefines 'awesome'!"
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Goner

"Mont St Michel - "The Marvel of the Western World""
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JLBG

"Merveille de l’Occident"
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Azhut

"A wonderful corner of France"
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Maryimelda

"It defies description - Mont Saint Michel"
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