Mont Saint Michel Day Trip from Paris

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Mont Saint Michel Day Trip from Paris
from AUD $217.98
Expand your horizons with a day trip to medieval Mont St Michel, one of France’s most iconic attractions. This magical UNESCO World Heritage island is a step out of the ordinary with its famous gothic abbey and legendary stories. You’ll arrive after a scenic drive from Paris through the landscapes of Normandy, with a guide to brush up on your history. There’ll be plenty of time to explore the island, admire the bay views and do a little shopping, with a delicious lunch included.
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In Brief

Paris, France
14 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

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

Pass By: Palais Garnier, Place de l_Opera entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris France

After being picked up in central Paris and traveling in luxury by coach,

Pass By: Office de Tourisme de Caen, 12 Place Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen France

After driving through the amazing French landscape ,you’ll arrive on the Normandy coast relaxed

Pass By: Baie du Mont St Michel, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel France

With around 4 hours at this incredible place in total, you’ll have plenty of time to explore shops, museums and nature at your leisure.
*Sample lunch menu at the Relais St-Michel


Traditional omelet

Main course:

Salmon with rice and vegetables


Apple pie


One bottle of cider for six people

One bottle of mineral water for six people

One tea or coffee 

There are 3 possible options to select :
• 7.15AM With a guide and have the Abbaye Ticket and lunch included with a departure from our central located agency
• 6.30AM With a guide and have the Abbaye Ticket and lunch included with a departure from any hotel or residence inside Paris ( Zip code must start by 75)
• 7.15AM With a return ticket Only to Mont St Michel at your own pace including Abbaye entrance Ticket with a departure from our central located agency


Sample lunch menu: Restaurant Relais St-Michel


Traditional omelette

Main course:

Salmon with rice and vegetables


Apple Pie


One bottle of cider per six people

One bottle of mineral water per six people

One tea or coffee per person

Stop At: Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel, Bp 22 Au sommet du village, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel France

Your time on the island begins with a delicious lunch. Refreshed and raring to go.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel France

Your guide will lead you up narrow paths to the top of the tiny village for incredible Atlantic views, while revealing its fascinating history.

Pass By: Mont Saint Michel Tourist Information Center, Lieu-dit Le Bas Pays, Mont-Saint-Michel France

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

Pass By: Rouen Normandie Tourisme & Congres, 25 Place de la Cathedrale, 76000, Rouen France

Complete your day with a drive back through the French countryside

Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

Before arriving to the French Capital.

Pass By: 1st Arrondissement, Entre Rues Etienne Marcel, des Petits Champs, Daniele Casanova, des Capucines et Quais des Tuileries, Francois Miterrand, du Louvre, de La Megisserie, 75001 Paris France

Back to the departure point around 8.45/9PM ( approx.)

Pass By: 1 Place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris France

Drop back to the hotel in central Paris for all those who have selected Pick up & drop option.


  • Guide interpreter ( if option selection)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Return transportation from Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel


  • Gratuities
  • Lunch ( if 7.15am Return Ticket Only Option selected)

Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up option selected: Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be sent after booking
  • Hotel pickup is one of this tour’s many benefits - please note it cannot be guaranteed if booking 24 hours or less before the tour begins.
  • 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!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The tour does not include Lunch when you select " 7.15am Return Ticket Only"'s Option
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Template Menu: Starter : Crunchy camembert and its greenery Main course : Skewer of Cod and Salmon “à la Normande”, crunchy vegetables and seafood Dessert : Sweet trilogy of desserts: homemade chocolate mousse, apple pie, whipped cream-vanilla cream with salted butter caramel -Drinks: 1 bottle of cider for 6 people / 1 bottle of water for 6 people / coffee or tea per person
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Strongly recommend this trip for people who have limited time in France but really want to visit St Michel.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
Well organised day trip to MSM. It takes about 4 hrs to reach there and the bus trip was broken by a rest stop midway which was nice. There were 4 hours at MSM itself. It is an amazing place well worth going. We opted for the guided tour which included lunch (with a view of MSM). We requested to skip the lunch and rejoined the tour in the abbey followed by some free time to buy souvenirs. Long day but comfortable coach and good guide made it very nice
• Submitted 31 Jan 2020
well organised, excellent bus and driver i did the self-guided tour, walked to the island even though it was very windy
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
It was a fantastic trip by bus. The site itself was breathtaking. The climb was a bit difficult but if not fit, then do it slowly at your own pace as I did. I got to take fantastic pictures as I rested.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Friendly and professional staff especially our knowledgable English speaking guide Emanuella who was very caring and patient throughout our tour. Only downside not enough female toilets at rest stops and no mention of no hot items on bus when you don’t have time to drink at rest stop due to crowds on the way over..
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Tour was great, and the tour guide was very articulate and clear. Great job by providing the headsets, so we could hear you without you having to yell or gather us around all the time. we had lunch at the base of Mont. St. MIchel, which could have been a little better and they should of let us eat outside, so we could look at the Mont. during lunch. they had a patio with tables, but we ate inside..and it was hot and stuffy in side...but overall, fantastic trip from Paris
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Not only the place is a must visit but requesting for a Spanish tour was great because of the quality of the guide:Marisa (It is really difficult to find good tours in Spanish) She made us laughed and enjoy and was really kind. She had an excellent knowledge of the place and the history and guided us perfectly. She gave us tips for the time destined to ourselves that were really very useful As in other tours offered by Viator the quality was once again perfect!! Our visit to Paris couldn’t be better!!
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Incredible UNESCO sight - like no other. Tour was extremely well organised , comfortable and informative. Tour guide was FABULOUS - gave considerable information about not only the site but the history of Normandy as well. The guide also gave slot of information on what life was like for each class of people during the historical periods as well as how architecture evolved during the ages. Great tour DON'T MISS IT!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
Bus left 30 minutes late not good for such a long day to start Too much time at lunch once at the attraction Not enough time at the attraction since we had to leave to get back and got back at 10pm too late due to late departure!!! Need to be on time early for this to work bet
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Excellent trip with Paris City Vision. Herbert was a great guide. It is a long 5 hours drive but worth the visit.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Definitely a must do - Just don't go on the day that the museums are closed. As every one goes to Mont Saint Michel
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We chose the most basic option which is just the bus ride to Mont St Michel. Overall, the trip was comfortable and the ride is longer than the time we took to visit it. Climb up to see the beautiful view the island provides.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The most amazing place to visit. Well organized company, the tour guide was so knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was not that great, but better than nothing. Overall a very interesting experience.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Going to Mont Saint Michel was great. Such a beautiful place to visit and great guides. It was about 3hrs to get there and the ride back was horrible!!! The A/C went out on the bus and it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. It would have been great if they had sent another bus to meet us at least half way so that we could have had a better ride home.
• Submitted 03 May 2019
I believe a guide helped me take in the religious origins and lay out of the Abbey. It’s a one of a kind place on the Earth and easily done in one day
• Submitted 10 Apr 2019
Nice comfortable bus ride. Lunch with view of Mont St Michel. Informative guide both on bus about Normandy and at the Mont.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
Everything was exceptionaaly fine except at the very end when somehow the taxi to the hotel did not materialize. All was made well when the office staff kindly refunded my out of pocket expense for the taxi to get to the hotel. I will highly recommend the tour
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
This tour is long hours, tire and exhausted but totally worth it. The tour lady was very knowledgeable of the history of Mont Saint Michel and Normandy. I learned so much about the French history from this tour.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2019
Excellent service. Excellent guide. We enjoyed our trip tremendously! We highly recommend this trip!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2019
The tour was great, it was an all day event, but they made the trip very informative and did not miss a step. The only thing I would recommend is that they pick a different food for lunch.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2019
We we paid extra for pick up from our hotel, which was well worth the extra as it was a 6.30am pickup. We were taken to the Paris City Vision bus depot which was a very well organised company. This day tour was a huge day trip, but well worth doing. The drive was enjoyable, with a stop along the way. Our French Lunch was included when we arrived, which was just lovely. We then caught the shuttle bus with our guide who took us up every step and hill there was, I’m sure! We were not young, but handled the hills and steps quite well. It was an amazing place to visit, with a feeling of being in a totally different world. We had a little free time at the end and had to meet our guide back at the first stop from the shuttle bus. We became a little lost on our own finding our way down from Mont Saint Michele, but made it out and finally caught the shuttle bus back to our bus! It was a long drive home, but a good rest. We had a stopover on the way home, which was welcomed! We were given a taxi voucher when we arrived back to the depot, and our taxi had been booked and waiting for us! This made it so easy to get back to our hotel after a very long day. This is a very memorable day trip, well worth doing. Just a beautiful place to visit!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019
Next time we come to Paris, we are totally doing this tour again. It’s that amazing!! A must! They fed us very well and took good care. Our guide spoke good English and was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
We began early in the morning, as it is about a 5 hour trip out to Normandy from Paris. The bus was comfortable and they did stop at the 2 hour mark so we could use a restroom. We made it to our restaurant by noon and had a delicious lunch! Be sure to indicate that you're vegetarian or vegan when you sign up for the tour. They were quite accommodating. After a wonderful lunch, we took a shuttle bus to the base of Mont Saint Michel. From there, you'd better be able to climb and walk up hundreds of steps! It was worth the climb, I can tell you! Our tour guide was very patient and allowed for breathing breaks between sections of stairs and hills. She was very well-informed and presented a thorough explanation of the history of the former monastery. We had about 30-40 minutes at the end to browse the gift shops, something that was quite plentiful on the descent of the hill. Don't stop for long, as the bus will leave promptly at the appointed time! Allow yourself enough time to take the shuttle back to the restaurant's parking lot so you can get back on the bus. We, again, stopped at the 2-2.5 hour mark for restrooms and a bite to eat heading back into Paris. We opted for the taxi ride back to our hotel, but the metro is convenient and if you can read, you can get yourself back to your hotel without any trouble. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you to Marion and Elisabeth for being such wonderful guides.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2018
What a day!! So much fun driving thru the Normany countryside on the way to Mont St. Michel-- We had a very nice lunch at a restaurant with a scenic view of the site before taking a shuttle bus across the bridge and then headed up on foot. The long climb takes you to the top but there are breaks along the way to learn the history. The end of the walk back to the shuttles take you thru the cute cottages around the base where there are lots of shops and places to get snacks and drinks for the long drive back to Paris. It takes about 4.5 hours each way but the bus stops half way each way for bathroom and drink breaks at a nice large highway stop. Nice clean buses.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018

In Brief

Paris, France
14 hours 30 minutes

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