Discover Mont St-Michel with private transportation from Paris for a hassle-free way to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site in one day. A private guide accompanies you on this 13-hour tour to the Normandy coast, where the historical island village stands just off shore. Wander the hilly, narrow streets, and check out the 8th-century monastery at the top.
Your day trip begins with pickup at your Paris hotel in the morning for the 3-hour drive to Normandy with your private guide by air-conditioned minivan (either a Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle). You'll make one stop at a service station to stretch your legs and purchase drinks or snacks, if you wish (own expense).
When you arrive at Mont St-Michel, a shuttle takes you from the parking area to the UNESCO-listed village perched on a granite rock island less than a mile off the coast of France in a shallow bay. Your tour begins with a guided visit of the hilltop abbey, which was founded by St. Aubert of Avranches at the beginning of the 8th century and became a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Admire the Romanesque church, the Gothic architecture of the cloisters and refectory, crypt, Knights Room, and various chapels.
Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enjoy the opportunity to stroll along the steep-sided narrow streets of the village and its ramparts. When your time at Mont St-Michel finishes, you'll start the journey back to Paris for hotel drop-off.