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Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Travel through scenic Normandy en route to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a full-day trip from Paris. Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed island and its iconic Gothic abbey, with a guide, and listen to fascinating history and legendary stories about the site. Enjoy ample time to explore the island, and admire views of the surrounding bay before traveling back to the French capital. Upgrade to include a gourmet lunch and/or round-trip hotel transfers.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris—ideal for those short on time
  • Brush up on your history with fascinating and informative commentary from your guide
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Normandy Coast and the wild Atlantic Ocean
  • Round-trip transportation included as an added convenience
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Entrance ticket to the Abbey
Return transportation from Paris
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Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris

Departure Point

22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our guide with a Paris City Vision sign

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose between an early hotel pickup or meet your group at a central Paris location, then set out toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel. Relax on board and enjoy picture-perfect views of the Normandy coast en route to the rocky island.

On arrival, if you've selected the option, tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch to fuel up before you explore. Then, follow your guide up the narrow paths of the tiny village toward the top for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding bay.

Continue in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, as your guide reveals some of the fascinating history of Mont-St-Michel, the extreme tides that shape its coast, and its famous Benedictine Abbey. Then, enjoy free time to explore the island’s shops, museums, and inspiring nature at your leisure.

After your time here, travel back to Paris where your tour concludes.
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22 Rue Jean Rey
If you love captivating French history and wonderful views, this tour is for you! From central Paris, through the picture-postcard Normandy coast, a long relaxing drive will transport you to a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site - the magical rocky island of Mont St Michel. On the drive through Normandy, your guide will recount the rich history of the region marked by invasions, first by the Romans and then the Barbarians, only to end up being fought over in the Hundred Years’ War.
Stop At:  
Baie du Mont St Michel
Your time on the island begins with a delicious lunch in a restaurant facing the Mont Saint-Michel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
After lunch, you will tour the famous Abbey and admire the Gothic buildings built one on top of the other over the centuries, such as the Cloister and the Monks’ dining hall. You can finally stroll freely on the Mount and so let yourself be carried by the medieval atmosphere of its cobbled alleys discovering the museums and shops where many discounts await you ....
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel
Your guide will lead you up narrow paths to the top of the tiny village for incredible Atlantic views, while revealing its fascinating history. Retrace the steps of pilgrims of the Middle Ages to discover the famous Benedictine abbey - legend has it, the Archangel Michael appeared here to the bishop of Avranches. Hear about the extreme tides surrounding the island, giving it a fairytale feel
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Complete your day with a drive back through the French countryside. Back to the departure point around 8.45/9PM (approx.)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be sent after booking
  • Arrangements and itinerary will be finalized once your booking is complete
  • Coach journey from Paris to Mont-Michel is approx. 4-5 hours each way
  • Time spent at Mont St-Michel is approx. 4 hours
  • This tour involves quite a lot of walking with steps and uphill paths so is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather, including appropriate shoes!
  • Example Menu: Starter : Crunchy camembert and its greenery Main course : Skewer of Cod and Salmon “à la Normande”, crunchy vegetables and seafood Dessert : Sweet trilogy of desserts: homemade chocolate mousse, apple pie, whipped cream-vanilla cream with salted butter caramel -Drinks: 1 bottle of cider for 6 people / 1 bottle of water for 6 people / coffee or tea per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Discounts coupons for a wide choice of museums and gifts shops
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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  • "Don't stop for long, as the bus will leave promptly at the appointed time!" See review
  • "This tour is long hours, tire and exhausted but totally worth it." See review
  • "It is a long 5 hours drive but worth the visit." See review


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Very long drive but more than worth it!
, Sep 2021
The drive took a long time but Saint-Michel is a once in a lifetime sight that must be seen at least once in your life.
wonderful trip
, Apr 2020
one of my favorite tours. Such and amazing place to go see and visit. If you are in France I highly reccomend this tour.
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St Michel
, Feb 2020
Strongly recommend this trip for people who have limited time in France but really want to visit St Michel.
Amazing place to visit
, Jan 2020
Well organised day trip to MSM. It takes about 4 hrs to reach there and the bus trip was broken by a rest stop midway which was nice. There were 4 hours at MSM itself. It is an amazing place well worth going. We opted for the guided tour which included lunch (with a view of MSM). We requested to skip the lunch and rejoined the tour in the abbey followed by some free time to buy souvenirs. Long day but comfortable coach and good guide made it very nice
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Mont Saint Michel Great Tour
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was excellent. She was full of historical information. She made the tour come alive. Would love to take make tours with her. The meal was just so-so. Next time would not get the lunch and would have more time for the tour.
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Great! Excellent timing just a long ride to get there
, Dec 2019
Excellent service! The bus ride was long but it is the nature of the location . Interpreter was very nice! Taxi and lunch on time. Excellent coordination
great day trip
Penny C
, Dec 2019
well organised, excellent bus and driver i did the self-guided tour, walked to the island even though it was very windy
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Expected a little more guidance
Curly A
, Nov 2019
This time of year it seemed Mont Saint Michel was under construction on the ground floor. We had to go up clear up to the Abbey to use the restrooms. Our guide didn't tell us to take advantage of the area where the art cows were before going up. Once the bus left you, you were on your own. The trip up and around was everything we expected. It is worth the day trip. 350 stairs up. Take your time but you can make it. Lots of places to stop along the way. No escalators or elevators of course. Crepes places to eat.
Mt. St. Michel
, Nov 2019
Excellent location. It was short but worth it. I just wished we had more time to tour around or maybe had stayed in the area overnight.
Very LOOONG bus ride, stuffed in like a sardine
, Nov 2019
Be prepared for a 5 hour bus ride both ways on a very impersonal double-decker bus with multiple languages. Mont St Michel-- be ready for about 3000 stairs--not an exaggeration. It is glorious and try to find time to do the tour-- they do not give you time to see or do much. We skipped the lunch to give ourselves more time to see the cathedral. I recommend doing that and buying lunch on the island. I recommend going to Mont St Michel--but not with this tour company. It was a miserable tour guide and ride.

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