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Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip from Bayeux

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    What to Expect
    Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Bayeux, meet your guide, hop into your air-conditioned vehicle and begin your 1.5-hour journey south along the Normandy coast to Mont Saint-Michel. Admire panoramic views over the French coastline as the iconic Mont Saint-Michel looms near, and marvel at one of France’s most famous landmarks.

    On arrival, follow your guide on a walk through the village to the UNESCO-listed Benedictine abbey. Explore the abbey and its mighty ramparts, and gain insight into Mont Saint-Michel’s ancient history as a monastery, prison and strategic fortification.

    Head through the grand entrance and follow your guide through room after room, each seemingly more impressive than the last. Perhaps meet some of the monks who settled in the abbey a few years ago, and hear their Gregorian chants echoing around the cloisters during Mass.

    Enjoy free time to visit the museum at your leisure, then set off through the cobblestone streets around the village with your guide. Admire the many granite and timber houses you find and walk along the fortified wall, built during the Hundred Years War, when Mont Saint-Michel first became a fortified castle.

    Afterward, enjoy more free time to peruse the shops and relax over lunch in a local café or restaurant (own expense). Don’t forget to find a vantage point and watch the impressive spectacle of the tide coming in and cutting the island off from the mainland.

    Depending on the time, you may be able to make one more stop for up to an hour before returning to Bayeux. Perhaps visit Avranches and learn about the birth of Mont Saint-Michel, discover the reason why they call Saint-Lô the Capital of the Ruins. Alternatively, watch skilled copper craftspeople at work in Villedieu-les-Poêles or discover ancient Roman history in Bayeux. Specify in the Special Requirements section, at the time of booking, which place you would prefer.

    When it’s time to head back to Bayeaux, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel, where your tour will come to an end.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from Place du Quebec, Bayeux train station or centrally located Bayeux hotels
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) from Bayeux
    • Abbey entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A large amount of walking is involved; please wear appropriate shoes
    • Please note that this tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris.
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had a great tour from start to finish. We were picked up and dropped off at our Bayeux hotel. The trip over was very informative. Our guide, Karen, was very knowledgeable about the abbey. It was a small group so we were able to hear everything. She kept the pace of the tour
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    I had no idea how good this would be. There was a small group of us. It was easy to hear everything and our guide, Gwen did a great job keeping us involved as we learned things from the past to the present. The weather was lousy and cold but it just didn’t matter. The time flew
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    Normandy Sightseeing Trips hosted a wonderful full day tour of Mont St-Michel from Bayeux France. Our driver/ tour leader Adrien is knowledgeable and full of facts and fascinating stories about French history and the details that led to building this beautiful abbey, church, and
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    Great tour. Wonderful guide who drove a van load of us to and walked us through the Mont and Abbey. It is about 1.5 hours drive there and same amount back, so about 3 hours is spent in the van. But the rest is at the abbey. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the abbey and
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    Mont St Michel is gorgeous in photos and even more enticing up close. I loved seeing this unique island and beautiful Abbey and it was so easy with this tour. Kate was a wonderful guide, friendly and full of information
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