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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Mont Saint Michel

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Tides

The tides are some of the most dangerous in the world, for this seeming tranquil quiet abbey that stands so proud on the summit in rather calm looking tidal pools, yet the tides are fierce and have...
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Bus Drivers Wait for No Man - Courier-Breton

The easist way to get to and from the Mount is a bus (Courier-Breton) that takes you to and from Rennes, Saint Malo, and other cities with a train station for transports. They only arrive and depart...
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Beware of the tide!

The tide is high and fast in this area. So if you decide to explore the beautiful landscape around the Mont St. Michel, it is recommended to do it with a guide. Look out for information about the...
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Watch where you park

The pay parking area at Mont Saint Michel is located in a marshy and swampy area. It is not paved and many areas are muddy and sluggish on a rainy day. I made the mistake of driving into a very muddy...
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Watch the tides

If you wanted to wander off in the sandy beach area to another Island nearby, please consult the tide tables or ask the locals when the tides will return again. The tides can come in suddenly and...
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Watch the Tides

Mont St. Michel is only an island when the tide is high. The tide drops 60 feet (among the highest tide drops in France) which reveals sand mudflats you can walk out on for views of Mont St. Michel....
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The tides

The bay cuts 23 km into the land. If, at firstsight, the bay looks very inviting and seems fit for an agreeable promenade, it is very dangerous. The tides are terrible and can be hazardous. The sea...
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The water comes.....

The well-known peculiarity of Mont-Saint-Michel - that it is an island connected to the continent by a strip of land that twice a day disappears under the rising tide - has had the effect of...
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make sure it's not loaded!

I know, I know, the urge to get a close-up look at these cool cannons which are just inside the main entrance to the abbey complex is great. Just be careful. You may have nine lives and all, but...
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Quicksand

Never walk without a guide on the immense sand plain at low tide. The tide comes in like a galopping horse.Also mind mind the quicksand!
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Beware the deadly muck!

But even if your encounter with the stuff isn't fatal, eeewwwwww! it sure could end up being extremely messy. Enlarge this photo if you have to so you can clearly read the dire warnings...
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Top Things to Do in 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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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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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 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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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

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...
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Top 5 Mont Saint Michel Writers

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CatherineReichardt

"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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