Take a full-day tour from Paris to one of the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont Saint Michel off the coast of Normandy. You'll visit the exquisite Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint Michel, one of the wonders of Europe. You'll also have free time to take a walk around the fascinating World Heritage–listed island, which becomes separated from the mainland at high tide when the causeway is flooded by the sea.
The drive from Paris to Normandy takes you through the picturesque French countryside to Mont Saint Michel, a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. At Mont Saint Michel you'll be taken on a guided tour of the abbey to discover the history of this important site. You'll see how ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries, and also see the remarkable cloister and refectory.
You are then free to take a wander along Mont Saint Michel's narrow streets, browse the shops on the main street, visit the island's museums, take a walk around the abbey's ramparts, with views over the sands of the bay, and enjoy the spectacle of the sea rushing in to surround Mont Saint Michel at high tide, separating the island from the mainland.
For door-to-door service, why not upgrade your selected tour option to include a hotel pickup? Hotel pickups are available from all centrally located Paris Hotels.
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