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From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

1. From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

Discover one of the most unique settlements in France on a day trip from Paris to the mountainous city island of Mont St-Michel on the Normandy coast. Transfer from Paris by comfortable minibus or van, and then enjoy some free time on arrival at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the sea or sand (depending on the tide), the town is known for its soaring spires, imposing ramparts, and steep streets. Crowned by the fortified Abbaye du Mont St-Michel (dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel), Mont St-Michel remains little changed since the Middle Ages. Explore the village at your own pace, and the interior of the abbey (where Benedictine monks still hold early morning mass) by audio guide. Hear stories of the legends of a unusual jewel of France. Normandy is also known for it’s wonderful apple production and you’ll make a special stop to taste some of the famous Cider Pommeau and Calvados.

Mont Saint-Michel : The History Digital Audio Guide

2. Mont Saint-Michel : The History Digital Audio Guide

Welcome to Mont Saint-Michel, a marvel immersed in history that takes you through the ages. Immerse yourself in the captivating past of this iconic site through the History Digital Audio Guide. Walk in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, explore the cobbled streets, and let yourself be told the fascinating tales of the construction of the abbey that has defied the tides for centuries. Every corner of this historic site unveils a rich history, from astonishing anecdotes to decisive moments in its past. Let yourself be guided by captivating narratives and fascinating details as the history of Mont Saint-Michel comes to life through the centuries. From the top of the abbey, behold the spectacular panorama that has inspired artists and writers for generations. Feel the energy of this unique place, a silent witness to France's tumultuous history. The History Digital Audio Guide invites you to an immersive experience, where every stone tells a part of this exceptional saga. Dive into the history of Mont Saint-Michel and let yourself be carried away by the timeless magic of this site laden with legends.

Private Guided Mont Saint Michel & D-day tour from Paris

3. Private Guided Mont Saint Michel & D-day tour from Paris

Our professional guide and driver will do everything possible and impossible to make your experience unforgettable. We are adapting to your wishes and we offer skip the lines with the fast tickets. You will have Comfortable air-conditioned cars during the pick up from the hotel or even the airport. Overview *07:30 Departure Pick-up from Your hotel. 3 hours drive, it's possible to stop on the way at a rest area. *11:00 - 12:00 Normandy American Cemetery & Visitor Center in Colleville-sur-Mer It contains 9,387 U.S. soldiers, most of whom were killed during the Normandy Landings and the Wall of the Missing with the names of 1,557 soldiers missing in action. The cliffs leading down to the beaches contain the remnants of the German defences, including concrete casemates with memorials to the soldiers. At Normandy American Cemetery you’ll see as well the semicircular memorial colonnade with the sculpture “Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves” and large maps of military operations. *12:10 - 12:30 Omaha Beach Learn about the huge sacrifice made by the 34 000 men who landed here on D-Day. Omaha Beach is the most popular travellers destination of the D-Day Beaches. *14:00 - 17:00 Arrival at Mont Saint-Michel and visit to the Benedictine Abbey Our guide will bring you up the narrow streets of the mediaeval village towards the top to the Abbey. Usually we manage to join the Guided visit which is led by an expert on Mont Saint-Michel and its history. When it is not possible for some reason we provide the audio-guides for the Abbey's visit. First settled by man in the year 709 it contains a Medieval village and beautiful Abbey fortress dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. The construction of the Benedictine Abbey started in the 700’s and continued through the 1200s. It remains practically the same since the Middle Ages as it continues to be the goal of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Mont Saint Michel remains the most visited site in France with around 4 million tourists per year. After the Abbey visit You'll have free time to enjoy Mont Saint-Michel city and time for lunch. *17:00 Departure from Mont Saint Michel back to Paris It takes about 4 hours. One stop will be made at the rest area. *21:30 Return to Paris Drop off at your hotel. The day full of impressions, calvados and mediaeval abbey is ending but we will be happy to meet you again.

From Paris: Private Mont St-Michel and Honfleur Day Tour

4. From Paris: Private Mont St-Michel and Honfleur Day Tour

Mont-Saint-Michel Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its striking perch on a tiny rocky island off the coast of Normandy. At the top of the island is a medieval abbey, where you can admire the view over the bay. Take a stroll through the steep, narrow streets of the village and perhaps sample some local specialties at the bakery (own expense). Honfleur In the afternoon, continue on to the town of Honfleur, where you can explore the cobbled streets and enjoy the harbor setting, a source of inspiration for painters such as Claude Monet. Discover sites such as the Old Port, Place Sainte-Catherine and the church tower.

Mont-Saint Michel tour with national guide

5. Mont-Saint Michel tour with national guide

From Bayeux, we journey back in time to the Middle Ages, a period steeped in history throughout Normandy, and the Mont-Saint-Michel stands as one of its most exquisite symbols. With a certified guide at your side, you'll delve into the Mont's history, unravel its secrets, and explore its magnificent Abbey. From the Abbey, you'll be treated to breathtaking views over one of the world's largest and most captivating bays, a place of ever-changing beauty. We arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel around 10 am, where we'll take a shuttle that delivers us to the base of this incredible monument. Your exploration begins in the medieval village, a place that transports you to another era. Your guide will lead you to the Abbey, where history and spirituality intertwine.

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What people are saying about Avranches

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excellent day trip with Guillome a super knowledgeable and friendly drive. great value for transport, tour, and tips for navigating Mont St. Michel. being in a small group made it a great experience. would highly recommend and would love to do it again.

Wonderful day with Philippe our guide. He made the tour lighthearted and really interesting. The cider tasting was a lovely end to the activities.

Everything was super organized. I really enjoyed the small group trip.

Jonathan was an excellent guide and an outstanding driver.

Enjoyed it very much. Had a lovely time. Very interesting