Guided Tours of Mont Saint-Michel from Paris
Located only a few hours from Paris, the Mont-Saint-Michel is famous for its medieval abbey and its Bay of Normandy. With PARISCityVISION, make the most out of your stay in Paris to go there and visit a unique historical monument on a guided tour.
Mont-Saint-Michel, an exceptional tourist site
The Mont-Saint-Michel can be discovered during a day trip from Paris. It is one of those timeless sites cut off from time that offer you their most beautiful face with each visit. It is a moving dive into time, the confrontation between men and nature that gives an impression of the end of the world.
A fortified rock between Brittany and Normandy
Only 360 kilometers from Paris, the second most visited tourist site in France welcomes more than 3 million tourists each year, with an influx of up to 20,000 visitors per day during the summer season. Sometimes an island, sometimes a rock erected in the middle of a sea of sand, it is the central character of a picture that is recomposed from hour to hour.
Going to the Mont-Saint-Michel with Paris City Vision is the assurance of a quality guided tour even on a busy day. You will not miss any of the place's curiosities, you will learn more about the history of the abbey, its cloister, and contemplate the high tides that occur in the bay every year. Your coach will take you to the parking lot where you can take a shuttle that spans the sands along a surprising road or go on foot to enjoy a more progressive discovery. Parking lots, shuttles, footbridge, these works have saved this natural wonder from silting up and allow you to continue to enjoy this magical place
The abbey, between tourist attraction and spiritual life
As far as the memory of men goes, spirituality has always been very strong in these wild and isolated lands. Its geographical situation, between sky, sea and earth, already fascinated our distant ancestors: it would have hosted, a very long time ago, druidic cult practices and a pagan stone would have been pulled out by Aubert on the Mont Tombe.
But the notoriety of the place, well before the arrival of tourists and organized trips, is based on its very lively spiritual life. As early as the Middle Ages, the old Mont-Tombe welcomed a first oratory dedicated to the archangel who gave his name to the place and took the name of Mont-Saint-Michel-au-péril-de-la-Mer. The prestige of this first religious monument is reinforced by the legend that surrounds its construction: the Christian implantation on this exceptional site would have been wanted by the archangel in person, appearing in a dream to the bishop Saint-Aubert and marking him on the forehead to testify to the mystical character of his dreams.
If, among the innumerable visitors who go on excursions and visit Mont-Saint-Michel, they go there for religious reasons, the majesty of the abbey, based on successive constructions spread over several centuries, contributes very strongly to the popularity of the site. The statue of Saint-Michel slaying the dragon, gilded with fine gold and more than 4.6 meters high with its wings, still rises more than 156 meters above the sea.
More than just a rocky island
Its geographical location, which places it on the border between the duchies of Normandy and Brittany, has made this rocky islet a strategic issue of primary importance. Its ramparts were built in the 13th century, strengthened and reworked several times, protecting it from attacks. Besieged in 1424 during the Hundred Years' War, it resisted attacks for ten years, the battle led by Montois Louis d'Estouteville in 1434 putting the Mount definitively safe from the English assaults who gave up trying to take this stronghold by force.
From these troubled times, you will appreciate the fortified enclosure and will probably take a picture of it during your visit. The architecture as a whole participates fully in the medieval identity of the place.
Mont-Saint-Michel day trip from Paris
Discover our offers and book a day trip by bus with a round trip from Paris.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The route will allow you to admire the Normandy countryside and arrive rested in front of the island and the bay, for a lunch with a view. A guided walking tour with a guide-interpreter will introduce you to the history of the 8th century medieval abbey, its abbey church and the island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each room holds its own set of secrets and treasures. You can then walk on the rocky islet and along the ramparts, take pictures and admire the view of a sumptuous landscape. The bay is famous for its spectacular tides which give rhythm to the island life.
The village is very lively with its restaurants, like the famous Mère Poulard, its stores and boutiques.
Your reservation with Paris City Vision guarantees you to enjoy the day with all the services included for a single price including transportation, lunch at the restaurant and the visit of the Benedictine abbey in 7 languages of your choice. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Norman culture while visiting Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris: more than a simple tourist excursion, it is a true enchanted interlude during your vacation in France.
You can also opt for a package including transfers to and from your hotel by minibus.
Tourist tours that include a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel
If you have a few days, don't skip a more in-depth visit to the Normandy region and opt for a 2-day tour that will take you to discover not only this exceptional tourist site, but also the city of Saint-Malo, Rouen, to Honfleur and the D-Day landing beaches, with a stop in a 3-star hotel. A tour that will allow you to apprehend the region under different aspects, both historical, architectural and tourist.
Heritage lovers can also opt for tourist tours on the tracks of the richness of the French heritage: discover turnkey tours including the visit of the Loire castles and the Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris. Enough to discover and relive the splendors of French History, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Book your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris
Don't wait any longer to book your day tour of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey in the heart of Normandy now! By booking your tickets in advance, you are assured of the best services and optimal supervision for all your visits. Thanks to your guide, you will discover all the mysteries that the bay has to offer and enjoy many activities. Make the most of a unique trip and enjoy a stroll along the ramparts whatever the season.