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Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux

  • Mont Saint-Michel day trip from Bayeux
  • Take in panoramic views over the Normandy coast from the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan
  • Follow the guide around Mont Saint-Michel’s mighty ramparts and learn of the site’s fascinating heritage
Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux
From US$ 126.77
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Soak in the incredible beauty and background of one of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel, while leaving Bayeux behind. Your day trip begins with a coastal drive to the UNESCO-listed site: a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey that sits atop a rocky bay perch. Explore its ramparts while an expert guide fills you in on Mont Saint-Michel's remarkable history and heritage. You'll have time to tour the onsite museum independently and stroll the neighboring village's cobbled streets, marveling at its traditional homes and walking atop its fortified wall.
What to Expect
Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Bayeux, meet your guide, hop into your air-conditioned vehicle and begin your 1.5-hour journey south along the Normandy coast to Mont Saint-Michel. Admire panoramic views over the French coastline as the iconic Mont Saint-Michel looms near, and marvel at one of France’s most famous landmarks.
On arrival, follow your guide on a walk through the village to the UNESCO-listed Benedictine abbey. Explore the abbey and its mighty ramparts, and gain insight into Mont Saint-Michel’s ancient history as a monastery, prison and strategic fortification.
Head through the grand entrance and follow your guide through room after room, each seemingly more impressive than the last. Perhaps meet some of the monks who settled in the abbey a few years ago, and hear their Gregorian chants echoing around the cloisters during Mass.
Enjoy free time to visit the museum at your leisure, then set off through the cobblestone streets around the village with your guide. Admire the many granite and timber houses you find and walk along the fortified wall, built during the Hundred Years War, when Mont Saint-Michel first became a fortified castle.
Afterward, enjoy more free time to peruse the shops and relax over lunch in a local café or restaurant (own expense). Don’t forget to find a vantage point and watch the impressive spectacle of the tide coming in and cutting the island off from the mainland.
Depending on the time, you may be able to make one more stop for up to an hour before returning to Bayeux. Perhaps visit Avranches and learn about the birth of Mont Saint-Michel, discover the reason why they call Saint-Lô the Capital of the Ruins. Alternatively, watch skilled copper craftspeople at work in Villedieu-les-Poêles or discover ancient Roman history in Bayeux. Specify in the Special Requirements section, at the time of booking, which place you would prefer.
When it’s time to head back to Bayeaux, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel, where your tour will come to an end.
Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Small Group Tour Around Mont Saint-Michel

The tour for Mont Saint Michel was a lovely day trip. We left from Bayeux and had about an hour car ride ahead of us. The island abbey was busy because it was the summer months. The island city, though small, was very steep and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 29 September 2018
US Sectors of Normandy and Mont Saint Michel with Caroline!

Nine family members had the pleasure of Caroline’s company for an all day tour of the US Sectors tour of the Normandy beaches and a day at Mont Saint Michel. My dad landed on Utah Beach on June 7, and our trip was made to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Janaferr
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Outstanding experience

The tour couldn't have been better. Mt. Saint Michel is a breathtakingly beautiful site set in a surrounding tidal bay. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the buildings, spoke perfect English, and took care of all our needs.. She...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Vacationer123411
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Entertaining and informative

This was a really fun day, with an entertaining and informative guide. The Mont is fascinating from a historic, architectural and geologic perspective. And the journey there is through beautiful countryside. However, I would recommend you book directly with the tour operator and NOT through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jacky B
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Loved the site

Wow, a beautiful site full of rooms at all levels that were so informative. Impossible to understand how they built this with no modern tools 500 years ago.

Date of experience: July 2017
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