Our guide was knowledgeable, personable, and a local, so knowledge of small roads, and history was excellent. We had a good amount of time to see the Cathedral, have lunch, and watch the crowds.
MONT SAINT MICHEL FULL DAY TOUR FROM BAYEUX
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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Adult: €100.00 per person (13-64 years old)
Child: €50.00 per child (4-12 years old)
Senior: €95.00 per person (65 years old and above)
1 adult + 2 children: €190.00
1 adult + 3 children: €240.00
2 adults + 1 child: €240.00
2 adults + 2 children: €290.00
2 adults + 3 children: €340.00
From March 1 to November 30, 2020
From Monday to Saturday
Departures at 8.30 am
Full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us.
Place de Québec in Bayeux
Hotel pick-up not available
Tour returns to departure point
- Visits as mentioned in the program
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small groups of 2 to 8 persons
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Eventual gratuities for the driver/guide
EMBARK ON A MONT SAINT MICHEL DAY TRIP AND TAKE A TRIP WITH US TO ONE OF FRANCE’S MOST ICONIC MONUMENTS!
The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy 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 Archange Michael. A couple of 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 prowesses 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 day trip to Mont Saint Michel, our friendly driver and our English-speaking guide will take you from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, that 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.
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, suitable for all budgets.
If you want to indulge, the Mère Poulard restaurant is probably the most famous on the mount. It gained its reputation thanks to its unique omelette soufflée recipe. It is well worth a visit and a must-try when on a Mont Saint Michel day tour.
This tour of Mont Saint Michel departs from a central location in the morning and will drop you off at the same location in the evening.
Good to Know
- Instant booking confirmation
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
- Tour is operated in English
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here
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