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Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Le Havre
"Once you arrived at Le Havre your guide will welcome you with fresh coffee and croissants and will take you to Mont Saint-Michel after a 90 minute drive through some lovely villages in Brittany. Before your arrival at Mont Saint-Michel you will stop in Avranches to see 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 tasty omelet at the Mere Poulard restaurant or at another place with a unique view over the bay. After lunch you will explore the Abbey through the narrow streets and learn about the history from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The Mount has such an incredible history that you will learn with your professional guide. Your guide will be pleased to tell you you will be back to Le Havre around 6pm."
From EUR536.00
 
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
 
Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux
"You’ll be picked up from your Bayeux hotel in the morning for a 1.5-hour drive southwest to the Normandy coast. Admire postcard-worthy views as you approach Mont St-Michel perched on a rocky island in an immense bay. This is one of France’s most recognized sights. Hop out and follow your guide on a walk to the top of the village where the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey is located. As you explore inside the abbey and around its ramparts you’ll learn about Mont St-Michel’s symbolism and ancient history as a strategic fortification.After your guided tour enjoy free time to visit the island's museum wander the village’s cobblestone streets browse shops
From EUR85.00

The Abbey Tips (28)

Abbaye du Mont St-Michel

The main attraction on Mont St-Michel is the Gothic Abbey, perched on the top of the island. Of the 3.5 million people that visit the island each year, only about 1 million of them actually pay a...
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sue_stone
Apr 04, 2011

The abbey on the top

Simply beautiful.If you don't order a guided tour, you run the risk to miss a lot of details.They abbey of St Michel is a pearl among the abbeys, and especially the well conserved wheel to lift...
Martinewezel
Jan 08, 2005

The Abbey

The Abbey and its church occupy an impregnable position on the island. At the top of the spire sits a golden statue of St. Michel with a set of scales representing judgment day, and a drawn sword to...
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Goner
Jun 01, 2004

THE ABBEY CHURCH

The Abbey Church built in the early years 0f 1000, is located right on top of the rock, 80 metres above sea level, on a platform 80metres long.Inside are Arches, Galleries and tall windows. The...
balhannah
Aug 29, 2011

3. the Abbey of Mont Saint - the Marvel

A unique planThe abbey is a unique monument, built on 3 floors, constrained by the pyramidal shape of the rock. The abbey church (80m long) is situated at the top, stands on crypts that create the...
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vinc_bilb
Sep 09, 2009

Take a FREE Guided Tour of the Abbey - Not to Miss

If you arrive by bus in the morning, make sure to get to the entrace of the abbey by 11:00 for 1 of 2 Guided Tours in English, the other is at 3:00. The tour is free with your entrance fee (8.50...
laurenkjones
Jan 10, 2008

The saint after which the Mont is named

As they say in the classics, St Michael (St Michel) and I "have history".I went to St Michael's Convent Grammar School for Girls - an anachronistic North London establishment that could so easily have...
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CatherineReichardt
Aug 12, 2012

Take a guided tour through the abbey's labyrinth

The abbey can be best explored on a guided tour. The huge construction, that has been expanded in height throughout the centuries (on the small rocky island there was no other option then go up into...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 04, 2011

The Abbey

The Abbey seems a mirage after climbing the hill of Saint Michel. When you are on the top you can have a great vieuw of the area, and it worths almost a visit!The Abbey is a gothic Monastery built up...
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Azhut
Aug 05, 2005

An abbey as well as a castle

When you walk around Le Mont Saint Michel, you will notice that this actually looks more like a castle then it looked like an abbey. This is very true as Le Mont Saint Michel was indeed a extremely...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 04, 2011

The abbey court of Le Mont Saint Michel

One of the wonders on the island of Le Mont Saint Michel is the actual sanctuary, the abbey of Saint Michel. High on top of the rocks, this abbey has been lifted higher throughout the centuries, until...
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Pavlik_NL
Apr 04, 2011

The Corner of the Abbey

Walk around this abbey a must thing to do, cos it will make you always amaze that Mont Saint-Michel was built on a strong rock that measures 84 meters high. It is pure granite and is so hard that it...
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black_mimi99
Jan 13, 2008
 
 
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CatherineReichardt

"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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"It defies description - Mont Saint Michel"
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Things to Do Near The Abbey

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Tidal Island

Is a mandatory visit the Mont St.Michel and its tidal island. If you travel on february, you will have the chance to see it without many people. I think that in summer season, the place is full of...
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Eglise Saint Pierre

Many people walk past here without noticing the parish church of St Peter, on their way up the steps of the main street to the Abbey. But is worth a few minutes of your time. Built in the 11th c it...
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Monastery

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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The Cloister

The cloister on the top floor of La Merveille dates back to the 13th century but has greatly evolved over time. Today it is really the only area of La Merveille which provides a source of bright...
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La Grande Rue

This is the name given to the main shopping and restaurant street at MSM. Located inside the Boulveard Gate, La Grande Rue conects the entrance to the town with the abbey. This is a delightful...
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The Ramparts

Mont Saint Michel is a place where you can't resist looking up all the time. Everything is so high and the walls with their ramparts atop are monstrous wherever you turn. How has a complex as...
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