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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 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

More Things to Do in Pont-Aven

Viisit the Tourist Office - info and more history!

This used to be called the S.I. - the Syndicat d'Initaitive. It is a friendly and helpful office, located in place de l'Hotel de Ville - just up the road from Pension Gloanec. It was formerly part of...
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Feb 02, 2014

Need a loo?

Public loos in France are often - now how shall I put this - let's think - well sometimes as bad as some of those back home in the UK!It's usually a better option to use the facilities in a cafe or...
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Jan 13, 2010

Musée de PontAven

aka le Musée municipal des Beaux-Arts de Pont AvenThis small museum was only established in 1985 and is located on just two floors, of modest size. The available space is shared between the permanent...
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Jan 12, 2010

Art everywhere - in the streets too.

There are dozens of art galleries in Pont-Aven, mainly paintings but some ceramicists and wood workers. Some are very smart looking establishments with just one painting displayed in the window....
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ranger49
Jan 12, 2010

A new thread in the History of modern art

More than a hundred years after the Pont-Aven School was founded "Pension Gloanec" is still at the vanguard of contemporary art. In 1993 the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (P.A.S.C.A.) was...
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Jan 12, 2010

Take a river cruise on a Vedette

We have taken this trip several times, in different seasons of the year and find it a most relaxing and informative way to spend an hour and a quarter. The boats leave from quai Théodore-Botrel, the...
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Jan 11, 2010
 
 
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Bridges on the River Aven

One of the most attractive features of the town is the number of bridges - from the main granite road bridge, to the more slightly constructed foot bridges that take you from quai Théodore Botrel to...
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Jan 11, 2010

C19th. developments in art at Pension Gloanec.

The natural beauty of the village and its surroundings made it a magnet for aspiring artists in search of inspiration. In this they were also rewarded by the spirit and traditions of the local people,...
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Jan 11, 2010

Take a walk around town

If you take time to wander around the centre of town - it is very compact but do not be afraid to take odd little turnings - keep a look out - eyes up, and down - for numerous information and...
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ranger49
Jan 10, 2010

Walk Along the Quay

This is all we did in Pont-Aven, other than eat lunch. There are several sites that inspired the artist of the "Pont-Aven School" but we are not avid observers of their work and they would not have...
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Aug 10, 2007

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