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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
 
Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Cherbourg
"When you arrive in Le Havre your guide will meet you with some fresh coffee and croissants. After that you will reach the Mont Saint-Michel after a 90 minute drive through some lovely villages of the Cotentin region. Before your arrival at Mont Saint-Michel you will have the opportunity to 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 typical omelet at the Mere Poulard restaurant or at another place with an amazing view over the bay. After your lunch (not included) you will visit the Abbey through the narrow streets and hear about the history from the Middle Age to the 19th century. The Mount has such a unique history which you will discover with your private guide who will tell you all the secret stories and hidden places of the Mont. When your tour ends
From EUR536.00

More Things to Do in Paimpol

Pointe de Minard

The Pointe de Minard is a headland south of the Pointe de Bilfot and north of the Pointe de la Tour. There's a car park from which you have very nice views on the cliffs to the south. Unfortunately...
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Nov 03, 2014

Pointe de Bilfot

It seems the headland near Port Lazo has two names: Pointe de Plouézec and Pointe de Bilfot. From there you have a nice view on the islands nearby, Petit Mez Goelo", "Grand Mez Goelo", and a small...
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Nov 03, 2014

Domaine de Beauport

The grounds of the abbey are almost 120 hectare, and you can discover the for free on the various walking paths. There are two trails, one near the sea and another one in the forest, but I'm not sure...
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Nov 03, 2014

Abbaye de Beauport

Beauport Abbey was founded in 1202. It's located pretty nice, at the outskirts of Paimpol and overlooking the Paimpol bay. It used to be an important abbey of the Premonstratensian order, but after...
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Nov 03, 2014

The splendid Chapterhouse of the Abbaye

(work in progress)The Chapterhouse is the best preserved section of the medieval part of Abbaye de Beauport, and has a fine roof which features some splendid Gothic vaulting.Even in high summer -...
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CatherineReichardt
Aug 25, 2012

An abbey in Bretagne funded by English pilgrims

(work in progress)A monastic community was first established in this area on the island of Saint-Riom in 1184, but the conditions proved too challenging, and the decision was made to relocate to the...
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Aug 25, 2012
 
 
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The ruins of the Abbaye church

(work in progress)Some places are arguably more impressive as ruins than they would have been in their intact state, and I suspect that this may well be the case with gorgeous Abbaye de Beauport.A...
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Aug 18, 2012

Explore the Abbaye's extensive cellars

(work in progress)One of the reassuring aspects of visiting Abbaye de Beauport with kids is that as it's already in ruins, there's little chance of them breaking anything!Obviously this is a somewhat...
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Aug 18, 2012

Artichokes in the abbey's walled garden

(work in progress)One of the many surprising things that we discovered about Bretagne is that it's big on artichokes: interesting for us, as it's not a crop that I can recall ever seeing being...
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Aug 17, 2012

Ancient walls of the Abbaye's kitchen garden

(work in progress)I love old walls: just to look at them and imagine what they have witnessed since they were constructed gives me a thrill.The walls of the enclosed garden at Abbaye de Beauport are...
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Aug 02, 2012

The Abbaye's walled garden delights all senses!

(work in progress)I have an abiding passion for walled monastic gardens, and the one at Abbaye de Beauport is one of the most wonderful that I've ever had the privilege of wandering through.The garden...
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Jul 31, 2012

Old trees in the grounds are great for climbing!

(work in progress)The grounds of Abbaye de Beauport are delightful, with an ideal mix of 'formal' and 'natural' elements.With kids in tow, the parkland aspects of the grounds are a much more...
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Jul 31, 2012

Celebrating the pilgrim visitors of the Abbaye

(work in progress)This tile is displayed in the Abbaye and depicts Irish pilgrims on their voyage over to start their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
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Aug 25, 2012

what a marvelous find!

I stumbled across "l'Abbaye de Beauport" as I was heading for Ploumanach and La Cote du Granit Rose.
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Jan 10, 2005

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