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Overview

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.
  • 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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Service of a Professional Licensed Guide
Entrance ticket to the Abbey
Return transportation from Paris
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris
Lunch
22 Rue Jean Rey , 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

7:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.

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.
Itinerary
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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:  
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
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
Pass By:  
Paris
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!
  • From April 1st 2022 lunch on your own
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip 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
See all safety measures taken by Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip 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
See all safety measures taken by Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip 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
See all safety measures taken by Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris.

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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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star-3
Unfortunately I can't...
Anna_W
, Aug 2022
Unfortunately I can't recommend this tour, it was far too crowded in the summer, and rushed. We were advised to get snacks and lunch at a gas station since the Mont is busy in the summer, but the guide did not warn us about the extreme heat and crowds, or that we would be standing shoulder to shoulder inching forward to get onto the Mont for almost half an hour in the sun. We had no water or fans. A warning to bring water at least would have been helpful! She gave us info on the bus, but she couldn't go inside the abbey with us, so we had to guess at everything we were seeing, and an audioguide would have been more worth our money. Maybe the solution is to avoid going in the summer altogether? Too bad. ) :
star-5
Long queues but worth it!
Arthur_G
, Aug 2022
Amazing experience at the Mont St Michel! Be prepared for the long queues at the shuttle, the tickets (even with an express ticket!) and the queue exiting from the island. Not advisable for prams. But trip was totally worth it!
star-5
Relaxing Trip
Allison_H
, Aug 2022
Amazing and relaxing way to spend the day. I enjoyed the whole journey from start to finish. Very well laid out with the perfect amount of time before going back to Paris.
star-3
Be prepared for a long day.
KEVIN_K
, Jul 2022
Be prepared for a very long day. The organization at the start needs improvement. It took far too long to check everyone in with no clear direction upon arrival especially with two different tours starting at the same location. The destination is worth the trip so do some serious research to see if others are able to deliver a more efficient excursion.
star-4
Very long day trip
Karen_M
, Jul 2022
Mont Saint-Michel is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable. However, this is a very long day trip with most of the time spent on a bus. Make sure you have your charging cables and books to read.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Extraordinary!
Claire_F
, Jul 2022
Mont Saint-Michel is stunning, a must-see. Amazing history and architecture. A wonderful experience - the only disappointment was the state of the bus. The upstairs front windscreen had numerous cracks in it and there were a lot of stains in the interior
star-5
Amazing MSM
Christine_H
, Jul 2022
Sandrine our guide was fabulous. She was extremely patient and so informative. It was a long drive but the bus was comfortable and we had a breakfast stop on the way and a dinner stop on the way home. And it was so worth going all that way! Mont St Michel is beautiful!!!
star-3
A long rigorous day
Stephanie_P
, Jul 2022
The climb up Mont Sainte Michel was a lot steeper than expected. Plus the walk to the base was longer than anticipated. A whole lot of climbing like climbing a mountain. Mont Sainte Michel was amazing. The views were spectacular. Recommended for people who like and expect to walk.
star-5
Once in a life time experience!
Pedro_R
, Jul 2022
Visiting Mount St Michele is one in a life time experience. Our tour guide Elizabeth was fantastic at giving us the background history while on the bus and then great insight as we walked the ground.
star-4
Excellent Field Trip…Not For The Weak
Elizabeth_J
, Jun 2022
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.
star-3
A lot for a little
Sara_D
, Jun 2022
The Abbey & town itself is a place I would recommend experiencing however this tour felt less like a tour and more like just a bus ride. The ride itself takes about 5 hours each way with an extremely long stop at a gas station both ways. The tour guide strongly encouraged everyone to eat lunch before going to the abbey however there really isn't that much to do once you get to the destination besides tour the abbey which takes about 90 mins and then you have about 2 hours to kill. It's difficult to walk around the town because of the crowds & most of the gift shops are cheesy & overpriced. Would really have liked to have a nice lunch at one of the restaurants instead of filling up on gas station sandwiches.
star-5
Incredible experience.
Pamela_K
, Jun 2022
Fantastic guide and Mont St Michel is a beautiful place. The skies were clear and the temperature mild. Couldn’t have been better!
star-3
Nice venue, long day
Richard_M
, Jun 2022
I cannot give our guide a positive review. Visitors take a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the bridge. As soon as our guide exited the bus, he bolted and started the narration. By the time we exited the bus, he had exceeded the range of his transmitter. When we caught up and asked him not to make us run, he was defensive as if it was our fault. Another tour member offered that the guide's transmitter did not have much range. Zsa Zsa's answer was to make sure we had our volume turned up (instead of, "OK, I'll do better moving at a pace where we can all stay together.") People considering this tour should know that it's a 14 hour ordeal. You spend twice as long in the bus as you do at the tour site. As is obvious from the photos of Mont St Michel, there is a lot of uphill/up stairs walking. I counted that day as a full workout. After the guided tour, you have an opportunity to eat lunch and there are many options. The place we chose was good and offered a nice view of the bay. On both outbound and inbound bus legs, we made a pit stop at a nice rest stop store with a good selection of food.
star-4
Mont Saint-Michel on my wish list
Nuria_B
, May 2022
Visiting Mont Saint Michel has been on my travel list and I am happy I was able to complete it. The experience was wonderful, it is a must see scenery if you travel to France. Rocio our tour guide was very nice, helpful, knowledge and made her self understand pretty well, always ensuring the group was together to avoid inconveniences. Nevertheless this is an expensive tour and I am not happy and disappointed that the Spanish tour guide group was affected with time delays because of the other tourists that were traveling in their own and that we had to share the same bus from/to Paris. Language groups that chooses an pay a higher price for a tour guide should travel separately. Viator needs to include more description regarding the tour so tourist know better that it is a 4 hour ride from a Paris to Mont Saint-Michel and additional 4 hours to get back. The effective time at the tour place is 4 hours.
star-5
Great tour. Long day ion the bus
Susan_K
, May 2022
Long day but if you want to go Mount St Michele from Paris. Go it was fun. We had time in the Abbey and a quick dinner.. so super long day. 8 hrs on the bus. Just be prepared.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Greatly Disappointed!! Pls avoid
Antria_K
, May 2022
Greatly disappointed! Not recommended. Same bus for 3 different groups -packed & not convenient at all. The guide was talking only for 1 hour out of a 12-hour journey! No guide in the Abbey, only in the bus and then you are alone to explore the abbey and the city. Also, not the guide's english not good, didn't understand the descriptions.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience, so...
Sydney_D
, May 2022
Amazing experience, so beautiful and so much history. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful place.
Amber_C
, May 2022
What a beautiful place to visit! A long day, but I highly recommend. Anticipate a lot of steps that are needed to reach the top.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Viator canceled this tour...
Thomas_T
, May 2022
Viator canceled this tour with the provider and I had to pay again $318 euros. They keep me thinking I was booked but canceled in the background. I will be requesting a full refund from Viator shortly. Thanks to the city tour provider they found space and provided how Viator canceled my reservation. This is the first time thus happen but very disappointed.
star-4
The information about the...
Beng
, May 2022
The information about the abbey was very educational and the trip itself was comfortable. The guides were friendly
1 traveler found this review helpful

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