Mont Saint-Michel Guided Day Trip from Paris

Paris, France
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From USD 188.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Travel through scenic Normandy en route to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a full-day trip from Paris. Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed island and its iconic Gothic abbey, with a guide, and listen to fascinating history and legendary stories about the site. Enjoy ample time to explore the island, and admire views of the surrounding bay before traveling back to the French capital.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris—ideal for those short on time
  • Brush up on your history with fascinating and informative commentary from your guide
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Normandy Coast and the wild Atlantic Ocean
  • Round-trip transportation included as an added convenience

What's Included

  • Service of a Professional Licensed Guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Abbey
  • Return transportation from Paris
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 22 Rue Jean Rey
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our guide with a Paris City Vision sign

Start time

07:15 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Choose between an early hotel pickup or meet your group at a central Paris location, then set out toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel. Relax on board and enjoy picture-perfect views of the Normandy coast en route to the rocky island.

Follow your guide up the narrow paths of the tiny village toward the top for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding bay.

Continue in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, as your guide reveals some of the fascinating history of Mont-St-Michel, the extreme tides that shape its coast, and its famous Benedictine Abbey. Then, enjoy free time to explore the island’s shops, museums, and inspiring nature at your leisure.

After your time here, travel back to Paris where your tour concludes.

22 Rue Jean Rey (Pass By)

Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be sent after booking
  • Arrangements and itinerary will be finalized once your booking is complete
  • Coach journey from Paris to Mont-Michel is approx. 4-5 hours each way
  • Time spent at Mont St-Michel is approx. 4 hours
  • This tour involves quite a lot of walking with steps and uphill paths so is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather, including appropriate shoes!
  • From April 1st 2022 lunch on your own
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Don't stop for long, as the bus will leave promptly at the appointed time!
This tour is long hours, tire and exhausted but totally worth it.
It is a long 5 hours drive but worth the visit.
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Great place to visit
Richard_A, Mar 2023
Fantastic day. Be warned it's a long 13.5 hour day. Meeting place was a bit disorganised but everything worked out in the end. Our guide Fabio was helpful and willing g to lend assistance. Our coach was good but if I had a criticism it would be the hatd/firm seats. Overall a good tour of a must visit place.
A long, but beautiful day.
MIchael_W, Mar 2023
The tour guide Fabio, made it interesting. The Abbey was beautiful and the entire setting lived up to the hype
The meet up place was...
Laurencia_H, Mar 2023
The meet up place was convenient but the attendants needed to be more organized and efficient. The bus ride was excellent- the driver was skilled and the ride was smooth. It was an absolute pleasure having Fabio as our tour guide, Fabil- he was very knowledgeable, patient and funny. The site was spectacular!
Magnificent and wonderful
Janna_B, Mar 2023
I booked this day trip as a gift to my fiancé (mostly for myself 😜) for our anniversary trip to Paris and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. The bus was so comfy and cozy. The ride was smooth and steady even during a rainstorm. Once we arrived, we were stunned by how beautiful and magnificent Mont St Michel really is. I already knew it was stunning, but it’s even more gorgeous in person. Do NOT skip this tour because it is worth every cent and more. I’ll never forget it!
Your barcode doesn't mean anything.
Emily_H, Feb 2023
We arrived and the tour company said we had no reservation on their side. I contacted Viator who said we did have a reservation and the tour company had been paid their portion already. Instead of working it out between themselves, I was stuck trying to communicate with both sides. The bus ended up leaving without us. We were out an Uber ride and missed the tour. The Viator representative who tried to help us on the phone was good/responsive but he couldn't get the tour company to pick up the phone.
Go with Florence
David_L, Feb 2023
If you are lucky, your guide will be Florence. She is the best. I learned so much about its history. The steps are survivable
Patrick_M, Jan 2023
Mont st Michel is an amazing place to go visit. So much history while on the island. I wish we had a little bit more time to spend there. It is a long long bus ride but the views are amazing once there
Arnold_C, Dec 2022
Do not book on viator their not 1st party.. They can cancelled it anytime they wanted... Aaking for a refund
Pinch yourself experience
Sharon_W, Dec 2022
A truly amazing experience. We had a really great guide Fabrice and his commentary made it even better
Too long of a trip not...
Edith_M, Nov 2022
Too long of a trip not worth it wouldn’t do it again wouldn’t do it again. Nothing my more to say. Hhhhhhhhhhhh
Too long
Louis_G, Nov 2022
The bus ride too long from Paris. Audio did not work well. Hard to stay with guide due to crowds. The place and views are spectacular
The Mont-Saint-Michel
Raymond_S, Nov 2022
Very educational. Our tour guide for group 1 was so very helpful. She is a welcoming lady and she explained everything about Mont-Saint-Michel very clear and concised.
Beautiful but a little rushed
Raquel_G, Oct 2022
the place is beautiful, no question about it. Worth visiting and it was one of my favorite activities in France. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of historical and architectural information about the place. I took off off one start, because the tour was a little too rushed. I wished we had had some more time to take pictures and appreciate the place. Specially because it is a one way pathway through the castle and you can not go back. There were a lots and lots of stairs to climb up, so again, I wish our tour guide had gone a little slower or taken breaks, specially in respect to the elderly people - it became really challenging 1/2 up. The tour was well organized, the bus left on time, and stopped on the way for bathroom break and snacks (not included). Pricy but reliable. I recommend .
Amazing place to be with...
Marcelino_T, Oct 2022
Amazing place to be with my wife and extraordinary experience hope ti be there again in the future together with our Son and Daughter
Second visit
Linda_L, Oct 2022
So glad we visited a second time and brought our friends. Still. Demanding hike up many stairs, but worth it,
Long full day tour but worth the visit.
Carrie_D, Oct 2022
Great tour. A must see for sure! Comfortable in bus. Unfortunately our tour guide is not feeling well but he did good. Could be better though.
It is worth the trip, be prepared to take too many pics
Thierry_B, Oct 2022
We wanted to visit Mont Saint-Michel but we were hesitating if a day-tour would be enough to explore the site. We had read previously some reviews saying that the bus drive was too long and that the time to explore the site was too short. I am very glad we took the tour. The bus was comfortable and made a stop on the way up and way down. We had enough time to explore the site, we were lucky that October was not as busy as the summer. The Abbey and surroundings are spectacular. We had the time to have lunch and walk around. Be prepared to take a lot of pictures, give yourself the time to explore the restaurants, do not choose the first ones, there are many options. Regarding the tour guide, Fabio, he was very organized and had interesting information. I didn't like his "teacher" attitude, kind of rude with some of the tourists on the group. On another hand, the sound system used was not the best. Inside the abbey the thick walls would block the signal and we could not hear what the guide was saying. In order to hear the info, we were forced to walk side by side with the guide and that was almost impossible.
Excellent guide
Robert_S, Oct 2022
Manuela was an excellent guide and our bus driver got us back to Paris for the top of the hour twinkle show.
Definitely give this a go!
Jameson_R, Oct 2022
The architecture and the history is magnificent. The whole place is gorgeous and it was a lot bigger in person than I expected. Well worth the kind of long bus ride from Paris.
Lisa_C, Oct 2022
The trip was well organized. Definitely a must see. Amelia our guide was extremely knowledge about about Normandy, the country side, and history in general - tended to drone on and lost her audience several times. Would have been nice if she lightened it up a bit with a few antidotal fun facts as other guides do. I paid for the guided tour when I arrived I decided to do the Abby’s self guided tour. For 3 euros you are given an an amazing audio tour. This enabled me more flexibility and freedom once at St Michele. The Abby is extremely hilly and has many steps - and understandability needed to go at a slower pace. The place is a feat of nature and is simple amazing - totally worth it.