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Guided Mont Saint Michel Tour from Paris by Minibus
"During this day trip you will take the most impressive ""Marvel of the Western world"" the Mont-Saint-Michel which is erected in the heart of a large bay surrounded by the sea and spring tides. You will discover the medieval city the Abbey and all tourist places of the site.  You will travel by comfortable bus or minibus with air conditioning with a professional guide who will trace the history of Mont Saint-Michel and guide you through the medieval town and its ramparts. Enjoy a audio guide and ticket included with time to wander at your own pace around the old city and its streets.   This tour will let you Discover Normandy
From EUR160.00
 
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

The Ramparts Tips (4)

The walls and 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 monstrous as this stood the test of time? Your guess is as good as mine. Jolly fine engineering genius, I would think.

The yellow pigmentation on all the high stone walls are a certain indication of age and great quantities of salty sea air, I would think.

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Maryimelda
Feb 07, 2013

A walk over the rampards around

Rampards are the paths on top of fortification walls and Le Mont Saint Michel has many of them. It's actually almost possible to completely walk around the rocky islands bases on these rampards, which is a recommended walk from my side. From here you constantly look up over the roofs of the village towards the walls of the abbey. On the other side the always changing view over the bay of Mont Saint Michel. when the tides role in, it's even hard to get a spot along the rampards walls to watch this natural phenomena. At the end of the rampards one arrives at the "Grand Stairs", that will lead you streight into the abbey.

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Pavlik_NL
Apr 04, 2011

Wander the Ramparts

There are walkways all over the mont. The main street is the only one with shops, but the other alleys and stairs are all open to visitors. It was so fun to follow them to find out where they led. I think in the end we found them all and then we found the shortcuts as well. There is a small park on the land side of the mont that was quiet and away from the crowds that I especially liked.

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Segolily
Jul 05, 2008

The Ramparts

The Mont was used to imprison enemies of the crown until Emperor Napoleon III shut it down in 1863. In 1922 the monastery church was again a place of worship and monks have lived and worked on the Mont since then.

Mont-Saint-Michel has managed to withstand various battles - attacked during the Hundred Years War 1337-1453 and during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II.

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Goner
Jun 01, 2004
 
 
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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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"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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