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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel

Open daily (access depends on the tides)
Bp 22, Au sommet du village

The Basics

Day trips to Mont Saint-Michel from Paris are popular ways to explore this medieval island in a limited time and without the hassle of arranging your own transportation. Plus, many tours include access to the Benedictine Abbey (Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel) as standard. Mont Saint-Michel is also easy to reach from Caen and Bayeux, both of which offer access to wider Normandy and places such as the D-Day landing beaches of World War II and the coastal village of Honfleur.

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Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
$133.18 per adult
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Our guide, Adrian was very knowledgable and a very friendly person
Everything. Very impressive. The views from San Michele were breathtaking and we enjoyed a good meal in the village.
Christopher_T, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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Worth the trip, take it
MFA, Aug 2021
Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris by Private Coach
Mont-Saint-Michel is very nice to see and walk around. The windy beach was also fun to spend time on it with the brisk wind blowing all around. The meeting place is immediately in front of Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, the guide will be standing there but the mini-bus may not have arrived yet. We had Sinis (not sure about the spelling) and he was excellent. Very pleasant and informative. If you have the time, I recommend taking the trip. It is worth it.
star-4
The actual location /...
Richard_A, Oct 2021
Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris by Private Coach
The actual location / destination of Mont St Michel is incredible and amazing but it's definitely a long day with 4 hour bus trip each way. Tiring.
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Tour guide was very...
Judy_L, Oct 2021
Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
Tour guide was very experienced and we enjoyed every moment of the tour, from the time we stepped out of the tour bus
star-5
Worth seeing
rach, Sep 2021
Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris by Private Coach
Meeting/drop off location is convenient. It is a long day but worth it to see such an iconic place. The guide will get you up into the church part and your ticket in includes an audio guide. After you go through you can get lunch or walk around. The drive includes one rest stop both on the way there and back. Our guide did a good job explaining the history on the way there in the bus to make sure we had enough free time in the town.
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Beautiful Sunny fall day on Mont St Michel
Jacob_N, Sep 2021
Private Mont-Saint-Michel Tour From Paris by Luxury Vehicle
Beautiful sunny afternoon at Mont St Michel. It was rainy when we left Paris in the very comfortable van. By the time we got to the coast the sun was out. Guide was extremely nice and talked in depth about the different parts of the island as well as the history of the area. Was nice having time for selves on the streets and having guide explain in depth the areas of the cathedral.
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A must visit, especially with Adi as your tour guide
Safwat_S, Aug 2021
Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris by Private Coach
What an amazing day trip! Mont Saint Michel is a must-visit! Add, our tour guide, was amazing! She made the four and a half bus ride a lot of fun! She gave us a very engaging summary of the history of France, Paris and Mont Saint Michel during the ride. On the way back, she took the time to share recommendations on where to eat and what to do in Paris. She really extended herself. Make sure you book with Adi. The tour was offered by a company called City Wonder. Highly recommended.
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Mont St Michel
Margaret_C, Sep 2021
Normandy - Mont Saint-Michel Full Day Tour from Bayeux
We had a great time with Steve. He was knowledgeable about the history of Mont St Michel and had answers for any questions we had. It was an extra plus that we were the only two passengers so I feel we had a private excursion. I would recommend his company for any excursions in the Normandy area.
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Our guide, Stephen, made...
Anonymous, Sep 2021
Normandy - Mont Saint-Michel Full Day Tour from Bayeux
Our guide, Stephen, made our trip memorable. He was very knowledgeable, personable and like an old friend. He went out of his way to make our experience unforgettable.
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Very long drive but more than worth it!
Sky_S, Sep 2021
Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
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.
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Majestic Mint Saint Michel
Sarah_T, Sep 2021
Private Mont-Saint-Michel Tour From Paris by Luxury Vehicle
An unbelievable Majestic site! The little town was charming. Julian, our personal tour guide was amazing. He was a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to spend the day with!
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Wonderful Mont St Michel Tour in September 2021
Jim, Sep 2021
Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
Wonderful tour! Romain, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history and current operation of Mont St Michel.
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MSM is a must-see in France
Beth_K, Sep 2021
Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
MSM was our most anticipated stop while is France. I did not disappoint. Adrian is a helpful, experienced and knowledgeable guide. The day was amazing!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The parking lot is located on the mainland; a shuttle runs from the lot to a drop-off point close to the entrance to Mont Saint-Michel.

  • The village is full of narrow walkways and steps, so wear comfortable shoes and prepare for crowds.

  • There are no stairs from the parking lot to the entrance, but 350 steps lead from the top of the main street to the abbey.

  • Wi-Fi is available at the tourist office in the village.

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How to Get There

Mont Saint-Michel is located about 220 miles (354 kilometers) west of Paris, roughly four hours away by road. Driving or taking a bus tour is the quickest way to reach the island, but train and public bus options are also available through Caen, Rennes, and Pontorson.

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When to Get There

Mont Saint-Michel’s tourist office is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, while the abbey is closed January 1, May 1, and December 25. As a small island, it’s a popular destination with limited space, so arrive early to avoid the crowds, which are biggest in summer.

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Exploring the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

After paying your entrance fee to the abbey, grab a visitor’s guide for a self-guided tour of the Gothic landmark’s cloister and rooms. Alternatively, guided 75-minute tours in French and English are available year-round; they are included in admission with no reservation required. To hear commentary without a live guide, purchase a 1-hour audio guide for a small fee.

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