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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

Monastery Tips (9)

A hamster wheel for humans

This human 'hamster wheel' may seem like a joke, but is horrifyingly real: for centuries, the power to haul supplies from the base of Mont St Michel to the monastery was provided by prisoners on a...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 29, 2012

Provisions quite literally hauled by manpower

Positioned right next to the convict-powered 'human hamster' treadmill that was used to lift goods and provisions up into the monastery is an example of the sort of sledge onto which these items would...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Is this a monastery or a fortress?

Well, to be fair, in the medieval world, sometimes the difference between religious establishment and military infrastructure was blurred, and seldom has this been more apparent than at Mont St Michel...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

A surefire way to induce vertigo!

Although I'm not a great fan of heights, I don't usually suffer from vertigo. However, in the case of the pulley chain that was used to haul goods up into the monastery at Mont St Michel, I'll make a...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Speculate on secret passageways

Tourists to the monastery have to stick to a prescribed route and are not allowed to explore at will. There are still some monks in residence, and the access restrictions are designed to safeguard...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Stained glass in subtlely muted pastel hues

I adore stained glass, and am particularly impressed when it is selected to be in keeping with its setting.Whilst jewel-toned glass is gorgeous in bright, vibrant settings, it can appear gaudy and...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

Peek into the monastery's secret garden

One of the things that I like most about visiting monasteries and convents is that you feel as though you have been allowed to temporary access secret worlds that were insulated from the...
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CatherineReichardt
Jul 23, 2012

The monastery...:)

Builded on the top of the 'mont' the monastery overlooks the whole region.Different styles of architecture dominates these series of buildings...It's worth visiting, although you have to climb a lot...
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Peter_P
May 12, 2003

The Marvel

Be prepared, to do not be disappointed: The "marvel" is not a visual superlative, as we could guess, but a fabulous architectural achievement. There are lots of more marvelous abbeys, even in France,...
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solopes
Jun 20, 2014
 
 
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"A place that simply redefines 'awesome'!"
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"Mont St Michel - "The Marvel of the Western World""
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"Merveille de l’Occident"
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"A wonderful corner of France"
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Maryimelda

"It defies description - Mont Saint Michel"
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The Abbey

Mont St. Michel was my nephew's pick and I think it was because someone recommended it to him. He said that he wanted to go to the very top and to do that you have to go inside the Abbey so we paid...
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