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Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

1. Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

Travel through Normandy on the way to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris aboard an air-conditioned bus. Choose to go alone, with a live guide, or with an audio guide. Discover the UNESCO-listed island and its Gothic abbey. Learn of its fascinating history and legendary stories. Depart Paris and travel through the French countryside by an air-conditioned bus to the amazing fortified city of Mont Saint-Michel off the Normandy coast. Sit back and relax and get stunning views of the countryside along the way. Stop for a break at a nearby village dating back to the days of the Normans, and stroll the winding streets and narrow pathways to find the best views of the bay. Continue to the mouth of the Couesnon River, where Mont-Saint-Michel was built on an islet just a few hundred meters from the mainland. Spend the afternoon exploring the remarkable monuments of the walled city, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1979. Take time to discover the rocky islet at your own pace. Climb along the ramparts to make your way up to the abbey at the top of the town. Visit the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel with an included entrance ticket. this Benedictine building has played a vital role in the history of the commune and the feudal society it represents. Marvel at this magnificent example of Gothic architecture from the early 13th century. Admire views of the surrounding bay before leaving Mont-Saint-Michel in the late afternoon. Be driven back to the French capital to get dropped off at the starting point.

From Paris: Giverny Day Trip with Audio Guide or Live Guide

2. From Paris: Giverny Day Trip with Audio Guide or Live Guide

Enjoy a half-day trip to the former home of Claude Monet, one of the most famous painters of French Impressionism. Located in the tiny hamlet of Giverny on the banks of the River Seine, 50 miles west of Paris, the house and gardens were bequeathed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by his son in 1966. They were opened as a public museum in 1980 following large-scale restoration work. Depending on the option you choose, your tour will either be guided, audio-guided or at your own leisure.  Depart Paris and travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach. As there is no direct public transport to Giverny, this is the ideal way to get there. You will drive via the western districts of Paris and take the Normandy motorway as far as Bonnières. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon, continue to Giverny through the wooded plateaus of Eure. Giverny attracted several Impressionist painters in the 19th-Century, most following the lead of the movement’s founder, Claude Monet, who lived there for 43 years. Visit the Master’s house, where the spectacular colors and enchanting garden were designed like a work of art. Be dazzled by the flowerbeds and plants and get a sense of the artist’s feelings and inspirations as you stand in front of the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the delightful water garden.

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4.4 / 5

based on 95 reviews

The place is worth the time and $. Make sure you wear warm clothes in the winter, the mont is very windy. The tour guide was really nice!! Be prepared to stay more time in the bus than in the mont. Go straight to the top when you get there because it gets chaotic around the restaurants and if you wanna eat there, be prepared to wait on the line for a few minutes. Get the shuttle, it doesn’t take that long to wait, I walked there in the morning and it was also very beautiful. Just be balanced and you’ll have a great time.

excellent experience, the right opportunity for a trip "out of town" from Paris, the bus trip, albeit long, allows you to see the French countryside and Normandy in particular. Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a special place to see at least once in a lifetime. In December there is a low turnout and you can visit calmly. (for the organizers, a quick stop at Omaha beach would have been interesting, since it's more or less down the road).

Mont Saint-Michel is an awesome historical place to visit and it’s extremely scenic. We had about 3hours to spend there which included a guided tour as well. During this 3 hours, we managed to have a late lunch as well as shopped for some souvenirs. However, do note that the total traveling time (by coach) to and fro from Paris is approximately 8hours, with two 30mins rest stop.

It was incredible. The trip of a lifetime. Nothing can prepare you for the first time you see Mt. St. Michel from a distance.

Comfortable bus, bus driver was very gentle, an amazing guide, and a marvelous place to visit. Loved it all.