Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
MONT SAINT MICHEL FULL DAY TRIP FROM PARIS
Visit Mont Saint Michel
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13 Hours (approx.)
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off at Paris City center
Exact location will be given at time of booking
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
MONT SAINT MICHEL PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM PARIS
Come with us on a Normandy private tour and take a trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments! In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in central Paris. At first, meet your English speaking driver guide who will introduce the program and itinerary of the day. Please note that this is an extended full day tour so please be ready for a long drive to and from Mont Saint Michel. You must wear comfortable shoes on this tour.
The Mont Saint Michel, one of the most visited tourist sites in France, is located on a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy private tours from Paris you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it got linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year.
The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archangel Michael. A couple hundred years later, a small group of Benedictines settled there permanently and the church was enlarged. The first monastery was carved in the rock during the middle ages in the 11th century and gradually got bigger and bigger over the following centuries. In the medieval times, it quickly became an important destination for pilgrims, just like Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Completion of the abbey took hundreds of years
The construction of the abbey as we know it nowadays was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the grand chancel was replaced in the 15th century. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowess have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred to as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
As you reach Mont Saint Michel, access the village and its narrow streets via a shuttle and the bridge in accordance with local requirements. While on the road, make sure to take it all in and observe the beauty of the Normandy coastline. Enjoy a guided tour of the village and pass by famous Mère Poulard restaurant. Then follow your guide who will take you to the Gothic Abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. The entrance ticket is included. Enjoy a guided tour including commentaries about the history of its construction that will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay! You will then have some free time for personal discovery.
The Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town, boasting dozens of shops, restaurants, museums
There a great number of lunch possibilities at the Mont Saint Michel. Your guide will suggest some great restaurants depending on your wishes and your budget. Of course, if you still have some questions about the history or the architecture of the Mont Saint Michel, your private guide will remain available for you.
This Mont Saint Michel private tour can take in small groups of 2 to 8 persons maximum. The tour takes place in an air conditioned sedan or minivan. A certified, English-speaking guide will be with you all day and ready to answer any questions you may have.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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