2 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

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This two-day trip will take you on a journey of discovery to the incredible Mont Saint-Michel and three of the most beautiful Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Langeais, Chambord and Chenonceau.

DAY 1: Day trip to the Mont Saint Michel and guided tour of Mont Saint Michel Abbey

Our air-conditioned bus leaves at 7:15 am from our agency, located in downtown Paris. A guide-interpreter will accompany you on the trip. The bus takes you along the Normandy highway and after enjoying the lush green French countryside, you will arrive at Mont Saint-Michel around 11:30 am. Since you will probably be ready for lunch by then, your guide will take you directly to the Relais Saint Michel (or similar restaurant), located on the bay facing Mont Saint-Michel. There you can enjoy a relaxing meal and taste some regional specialties.

The Relais Saint Michel Menu*:
Baked Camembert in phyllo dough with apples and arugula salad
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Salmon with rice and two vegetable sides (e.g. mushrooms and broccoli)
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Apple tart
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1 bottle of cider + 1 bottle of water for 6 pers.
Coffee or tea

Vegetarian Menu*:
Baked Camembert in phyllo dough with apples and arugula salad or Crudité plate
**
Tagliatelle with vegetables or Omelet with vegetables
**
 Apple tart
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1 bottle of cider + 1 bottle of water for 6 pers. 
Coffee or tea

Children menu* (under 12 years old): 
Tagliatellis with ham or Ground beef with french fries or 'Moules Marinières" with french fries
Apple pie or Chocolate mousse or Ice cream vanilla-strawberry
Soft drink

* Exemple of menu, subject to modification

Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint-Michel

After lunch, you will board a shuttle that takes you across the causeway to Mont Saint-Michel. Explore this exceptional wonder of the Western world with your guide, strolling the city walls or the Grande Rue with its many museums, shops and medieval houses until you reach the top of the mountain and the Mont Saint-Michel abbey. The guided tour will introduce you to this Benedictine abbey that dates back to the 8th century. Dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, the building boasts incredible Gothic architecture. Explore the refectory and the one-of-a-kind garden overlooking the sea. Then, take in the breathtaking scenery and the magnificent view of the Mont Saint-Michel bay as you make your way down along the city walls. You could also choose to stroll the village's narrow streets, stopping to pick up a souvenir or to sample a delicious crêpe.

The bus leaves Mont Saint-Michel at 4:30 pm for Angers (about 2.5 hours away) where you will spend the night at the Mercure Lac de Maine (or a similar hotel). Dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Mont Saint Michel top
Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

DAY 2: Loire Valley Castles Guided Tour to Langeais, Chenonceau and Chambord 

After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Angers, the bus will set off for the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. The bus makes a brief stop near Château d’Angers so you can view the exterior of the medieval fortress. The guide will also tell you about the castle. About one hundred kilometers away lies Langeais, where you will enjoy your first tour of the day. Follow your guide inside the structure, which is made up of two incredible châteaux. Take in the oldest keep in France (constructed around the year 1000) and the Château de Louis XI built in 1465 while you experience French history through depictions made with highly realistic wax figures.

The guided tour of Langeais is followed by a chance to enjoy lunch on your own in Amboise, about 45 minutes away. Your guide will help you choose the restaurant where you want to eat.

It will take about 20 minutes for the bus to reach the next stop, Château de Chenonceau. Explore this castle that played a special role in French history and its awe-inspiring architecture built over the Cher river. It is also known as the "Château des Dames" and the guided tour will teach you about the history of this castle, built and renovated by many famous French women, including Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici. You can also admire the lavishly decorated rooms whose ornaments speak to the refined way of life in France.

Chenonceau
Chenonceau castle

Next, board the bus again for an hour-long drive to the imposing Château de Chambord. One of the largest Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Chambord will reveal its fascinating heritage to you during the guided tour of the royal chambers and other rooms located on different floors of the structure. Built by Francis I in the 16th century, the castle will impress you with its intricate architecture. Of particular note is the famed double-helix staircase. Finally, take in the large terrace with its majestic chimneys, offering a unique panoramic view of the château's park.

The bus is scheduled to leave Chambord at 6:30 pm and should return to our agency in Paris around 9 pm.

Chambord
Chambord castle

Please note :

  • In October, the visit of Chambord is replaced by the one of Cheverny
  • For any booking which requires a single room (triple room unavailable), a supplement of 65€ will have to be paid at PARISCityVISION agency prior your tour departure
  • ATTENTION: No triple room available
  • Comfortable clothing and good shoes recommended 

The price includes:

  • Transportation in air conditioned coach
  • Transport depending on the tour selected
  • Entrance tickets for the various monument and museum visits
  • Accommodation in 3*** hotel (double room occupancy with private bathroom, triple room unavailable)
  • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure 
  • Lunch and evening meal on day 1 
  • Buffet breakfast on day 2
  • Services of a tour guide

The price does not include:

  • Return transport from/to your residence in Paris
  • Lunch on day 2 

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 2 day(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Two-day tour leaving from Paris
  • Visit the iconic village and abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
  • Explore three incredible Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Chambord, and Langeais
  • Guided tours with a qualified guide-interpreter

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2 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris – Transfers from our agency in Paris
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Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

Duration

2 day(s)

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