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Mont-St-Michel Independent Day Tour with Optional Audio Guide from Paris

Paris, France

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Visit one of France’s top attractions on this independent day trip from Paris to Mont-St-Michel. Relax on a comfortable coach ride as you travel through the scenic landscapes of Normandy en route to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island, and spend hours exploring at your leisure with a multi-language audio guide (if option selected). Tour the famous Gothic abbey, wander through the narrow streets of the surrounding village, or admire views across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Explore Mont-St-Michel on an independent day trip from Paris—ideal for solo travelers
  • Soak up the views on a scenic coach journey through the Normandy countryside
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed abbey and rocky island
  • Round-trip coach transportation and admission ticket included
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Round-trip transport from Paris by air-conditioned coach
Audio guide ( if option selected) and recorded commentary in 8 languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean)
Special offers for museums
Reductions in shops selling "La Mère Poulard"
Discount flyers at Mont Saint Michel
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Skip the hassle of train schedules or car rental on this independent day trip to Mont-St-Michel including round-trip transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach.

Meet your driver and coach in central Paris in the early morning, ready to explore on your own. Enjoy a scenic ride and arrive at the Normandy Coast relaxed and ready to explore on your own. On arrival, receive an informative brochure, full of tips and special offers to make the most of your time here, from your driver. Then, create your own itinerary and set out to discover the UNESCO-listed site at your own pace.

Head up the hill and use your admission ticket to visit the famous Benedictine Abbey that sits atop the mount. This pilgrimage site, founded when the Bishop of Avranches saw a vision of Archangel Michael at the site, features a monk's refectory, cloisters, ramparts, and a copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon. Upgrade your experience to include an audio headset available in several languages, to learn more fascinating facts about the island's history.

Alternatively, check out the narrow streets, shops, and museums below, with exclusive discounts found in your brochure; or dine in one of the village’s charming restaurants. Then, take a stroll along the rocky outcrops, marvel at the wild Atlantic Ocean, and absorb the changing scenery as the tide swells around the island.

After hours of exploring, meet your driver and travel back to central Paris where your tour concludes.
Pass By:  
Place des Pyramides
Prefer to explore on your own? Arrive by coach and then you’re free to create your own itinerary. Forget the hassle of train schedules or car rental, just sit back and let us take care of your transport.
Pass By:  
Palais Garnier
After being picked up in central Paris and traveling in luxury by coach,
Pass By:  
Office de Tourisme de Caen
After driving through the amazing French landscape ,you’ll arrive on the Normandy coast relaxed
Pass By:  
Baie du Mont St Michel
Ready to explore the rocky island of Mont St. Michel.   Your driver will give you a brochure full of useful information and tips to make the most of your day.
Stop At:  
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
Some of the village’s restaurants close mid-afternoon, so consider eating on the earlier side. Then, why not make your way up to the top of the hill (to work off your lunch!) and visit the Benedictine Abbey? Founded when the Bishop of Avranches saw a vision of Archangel Michael in a dream, this pilgrimage site from the Middle Ages features a copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, the monk’s refectory, cloisters and ramparts.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel
Check out the shops, cafés and museums (with our exclusive discounts) that line the narrow lanes as you stroll back downhill. Look out for observation points where you can observe the tide. During low tide, the island is surrounded by sand, then it’s completely enclosed by water at high tide! At the end of your magical day, you’ll hop back on the coach to return to Paris. "●Enjoy your independent day-trip from Paris to Mont St. Michel ●Relax on a scenic ride through Normandy by luxury coach ●Discover Mont Saint-Michel at your own pace ●Visit the UNESCO-listed abbey with your entrance ticket ●Stroll through the village’s cobbled lanes ●Enjoy audio commentary on selected points of interest ( if option selected) ●Watch the tide come in and surround the entire island ●Admire the splendid view of the bay ●Benefit from attractive special offers to the museum ●Shop for delicious ""La Mère Poulard"" biscuits at a discount" By selecting the below option ref MSD, you will have: • Transport by air-conditioned coach • Admission to Mont St-MichelBy selecting Audio Guided Mont St Michel ref MSL you will have:  • Audio headsets available in 8 languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) • Transport by air-conditioned coach • Admission to Mont St-Michel
Pass By:  
Mont Saint Michel Tourist Information Center
During low tide, the island is surrounded by sand, then it’s completely enclosed by water at high tide! At the end of your magical day, you’ll hop back on the coach to return to Paris.
Pass By:  
Rouen Normandie Tourisme & Congres
Drive through the French countryside before arriving to the French Capital.
Pass By:  
Arc de Triomphe
Once in Paris around 8.45/9PM
Pass By:  
Louvre Museum
You will be dropped back at the departure point.
Pass By:  
Jardin des Tuileries
We suggest you to have a meal or a drink in the area
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This day trip includes approx. 4 hours at Mont St-Michel; the journey from Paris is between 4 and 5 hours each way
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, including a number of steps and uphill paths to get to the abbey
  • Not recommended for anyone with mobility difficulties
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour takes place all year round and in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Return back in Paris around 9:15pm
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Audio guide ( if option selected ) available in: French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, German, Chinese,and korean
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Mont-St-Michel Independent Day Tour with Optional Audio Guide from Paris?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you get carsick on long rides, bring motion sickness medicine because it is a long drive." See review
  • "It was a very long bus trip and very exhausting but even though it was raining, it was worth it." See review
  • "The drive took about 4 hours but it was well worth it." See review


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The most beautiful sights
, Dec 2019
It was a very long bus trip and very exhausting but even though it was raining, it was worth it. The view is magnificent. I bought only the bus trip with audio - guide. I'm not so sure if the audio guide was worth it. I had free time to go to the top of the Mont-St.-Michel and visit the Abbey and had lunch in the surrounding area. I did a lot of walking.
Get alternate transportation
, Dec 2019
A little disappointing. I recommend another form of transportation. It takes 8 hours to get there. 4 hours each way. You only get 3 hours to tour. Food is grossly overpriced and the tour guide spoke to us as though we were little children.
An Amazing Experience
, Nov 2019
A wonderful place to visit. Limited time. Hoping had more time to enjoy the place. Had a safe trip and very nice staff. Recommended to my friends. Alfonso, USA
In Paris? Must see Mont Saint Michelle Medieval Cathedral
Kitty A
, Nov 2019
Take a trip back in time (1000 AD) to a well preserved, fabulous, ancient monastery, fortress, and still a place of worship.
long day but worth it
Tina H
, Oct 2019
we read some reviews that the tour guides were not friendly if you didn't purchase the full tour but we didn't find that to be the case. we purchased the audio guide tour and had a great time - the tour guides were friendly on the bus and even though it was a long day, we enjoyed seeing mont st michel. we thought the amount of time allocated to visit the island was enough. we would recommend it!
perfect, well organized beautiful tour
, Oct 2019
The tour is exactly as promised. The bus ride to and from the main office is comfortable enough. Nice guide and beautiful location. There is a stop half way between Paris and Mon St Michel which is great.
Loved it!
, Oct 2019
Love it! We will never forget how amazing Mont Saint Michel is, it sent us back in time and we enjoyed every minute.
Amazing Castle, well organized tour, rude guide
Alex C
, Aug 2019
Mont St Michel is amazing and well worth seeing. Logistically, this tour was great. Safe and comfortable bus, info was straight forward, and enough time was given at the site to properly enjoy it. However the guide was incredibly rude. It was a self-guided tour but a few people asked him questions to clarify (the guide said the instructions in French, Spanish and English but it’s clear some people on the tour did not speak any of them as their first language) and he responded by yelling at them! I didn’t interact with him at all but seeing the way he treated people was so unprofessional. At the end of the tour he tried to crack some jokes on the bus and be friendly but in my mind it was too late. I would take this tour again because the company (and the very polite and friendly check in staff at their office) organized a great tour but don’t expect a friendly guide.
Absolutely breathtaking.
, Jul 2019
This was a well organised tour from Paris with the freedom of being an independent tour. It allowed for time to really explore the sight at your own leisure. The Mont-St-Michel is definitely a must sight to see!
, Jun 2019
This is a place that you should really make the effort to go and see! The bus ride from Paris and back is a bit long but still very with it. (With the exception of the Viator bait and switch for my ticket prices!)The tour company operating the trip and the destination of course we're absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend the Mont-St Michel trip and if possible stay closer so you can spend more time there. It was possibly the best part of our 2 weeks in Paris, Amsterdam, and Bruges.

Product code: 2050MSL

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