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Mont Saint-Michel
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
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Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
USD119.60 per adult
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Mount St. Michel trip
Touring the mount St Michel Abbey. Adrien , our tour guide was very pleasant and informative about the island. I am traveling with my wife and granddaughter. Our small group(8 people) was very manageable and easy to ask questions of Adrien. The weather was very good.
Sue_A, Jun. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

A must see, but stay a night
Norm_D, Jul. 2022
Mont Saint Michel Full Day Experience from Paris by Private Coach
Mint Saint Michel is breathtaking in its beauty and charm - a must see! We only had a day available so we made the most of it. In hindsight we should have stayed a night at or near Mont Saint Michel. The bus tour felt rushed as we arrived late and then had to contend with long lines (which eventually shutdown the shuttle). We skipped the shuttle and walked in and out which provided amazing views. Be prepared to walk about 10km
Beautiful Place
Loh_P, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint-Michel Audio Guided Day Trip with Abbey Entrance from Paris
Is definitely a long 5hr ride to Mont Saint Michel but the ride is comfortable with the luxury bus and a 30min rest stop at gas station. The Mont Saint Michel is beautiful, do note the weather is chilling with strong wind even 8n June! Recommened to bring along a jacket and wear long pants.
Mont Saint Michel Tour
Aaron_J, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
We had a great guide who was very thorough in explaining all aspects of Mont Saint Michel and all questions that were asked. The tour time was enough to see everything inside Mont Saint Michel and the price was great for the provided tour.
Magical Mont Saint Michel
Shannon_K, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint Michel Shuttle Service from Bayeux
I thought this was really just a ride to Mont Saint Michel and back from Bayeux, but Chloe our driver made it so much more than that. She was very informative about the history of Mont Saint Michel and the area. Once we got there she made sure we got on the shuttle okay and that we understood where to get off at as well. She mad the experience so much more. Thanks Chole!
Our guide was most...
rlb4446, Jun. 2022
Mont St Michel Full Day Tour with a National Guide from Bayeux
Our guide was most accommodating, considerate and informative. She picked us up at the Bayeux train station in her Mercedes van. Most comfortable drive through beautiful country to Mont Saint Michel. She guided us up the mountain and afforded us stops for rest and photographs. As she led us through the abbey, she constantly directed our attention to details with information to it’s history and relevance. We enjoyed the trip and recommend it to others.
Guided Tour of Normandy Treasures
Henry_P, May 2022
Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen
Guide giving history and interesting facts regarding Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux cathedral and Bayeux Tapestry during tour.
Nice tour
Rodelio_C, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint-Michel Audio Guided Day Trip with Abbey Entrance from Paris
Great decision for those who are in Paris and do not have extra days to visit Mont Saint Michel. The guide was very good in providing instructions in different languages.
Great excursion
Mark_C, Jun. 2022
Mont St Michel Full Day Tour with a National Guide from Bayeux
Second time visiting Mont St Michel, and learned so much more thanks to Marie. We received some much info about Normandy on the drive as well.
Excellent Field Trip…Not For The Weak
Elizabeth_J, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris
If you cannot rent a car and stay overnight out there…then this is the next best thing. But the trip is long. Be prepared. The bus is comfortable but unnaturally cold. The bathroom break, 2 hours into it, had convenient 50 euro sweaters and jackets for purchase. Yikes! The Mont is fantastic! Great place to visit and explore.
Morning Tour of Mont St. Michel
Samantha_Z, Jun. 2022
Le Mont-Saint-Michel: Tickets & In-App Audio Tour
The audio guide was easy to download on our phones (all 4 of them) and we were able to use our wireless earbuds. The guide kept us moving along from stop to stop at a good pace allowing for pictures along the way. Definitely a plus to go at 10am - earlier the better to avoid the crowds.
Day trip to Mt St Michel
Steve_C, Jun. 2022
Mont Saint Michel / Bayeux, day tour with a licence local guide from Bayeux or Caen
Johnathan was a wealth of knowledge and was fun to spend the day with. We enjoyed him immensely. His experience made the trip extra smooth.
jonathan_c, Jun. 2022
Private Mont Saint-Michel trip by Minivan from Paris with Calvados tasting
Jane was excellent. Informative, interesting and energetic. Vlad was very nice as well and was an exceptional driver. Although the drive is long, we felt it was 100% worth it. A magical place for sure.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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