An Island Adventure For A Day

Visit France's Most Picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site

Admire & Visit a Remarkable Gothic Jewel – Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Enjoy Some Free Time for Personal Discovery

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Trip Details


From 1.100€ for groups of 2 to 8 persons maximum


All year round


13 Hours approximately

Trip Style:

Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.
Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up at centrally located accommodation in Paris City Centre


  • Transportation to Mont Saint Michel
  • English speaking qualified driver / guide
  • Recent, fully equipped A/C sedan or minivan
  • Bottled water


  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide

Come with us on a Normandy private tour and take a trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments!

On this full day private day trip from Paris to Mont Saint Michel, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Paris. Meet your English speaking driver/guide that will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Please note that there is a long drive to the Mont Saint Michel and back. Your driver guide will make stops along the way.

The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy private tours 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 only.

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 in the 11th century and gradually got bigger and bigger over the following centuries. In the medieval time, 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 as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

During your Mont Saint Michel day trip, you will start by traveling from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access 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. Your group will be transported in a private vehicle adapted to the number of people present.

Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. The history of its construction will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay!

The Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town, boasting dozens of shops, restaurants, and museums

After the visit of the abbey, our guide will set you free to explore the town at your own pace and bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will also suggest some great restaurants for lunch. 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 a recent and fully equipped Mercedes 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 group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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