Mont Saint Michel Day Trip from Paris

Paris, France

From USD 139.87

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


Head to the coast of Normandy to visit Mont-Saint-Michel on this day tour from Paris. You'll receive an orientation from a guide, and then enjoy time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site independently with an audio guide or by wandering the hilly streets at your leisure. Transportation is by coach from Paris.
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Learn a bit about the World Heritage–listed island village from a guide
  • Enjoy free time to explore on your own
  • Entrance fee and audio guide included

What's Included

  • Ticket for Mont Saint Michel's Abbey
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private air-conditioned coach
  • Free time to explore the town of Mont Saint Michel
  • An audio guide for Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine
    Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, 1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

    Meet in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot. It is in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris. The building is at the junction of the Place du Trocadero and the Avenue du President Wilson, the entrance faces the road side. Arriving by metro: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower (the signs are brown). The exit is number 1. As you exit the metro you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly on your left. Your guide will be waiting just outside the metro exit holding a sign.

Start time

07:00 am

End point

  • Trocadéro
    75116 Paris, France

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women to enter to the Church
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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 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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Great trip
Sarah_G, Mar 2023
Imad and Esme were great guides. Good blend of history of the region and the island. Also appreciated the strict time table. We made it back to Paris at 20h.
Amy_P, Mar 2023
Visiting the place with my family. It's a beautiful place to visit. And the village is amazing too. The food was delicious
Magical medieval town
Laura_G, Mar 2023
We enjoyed Mont Saint Michele immensely, the uniqueness of the tidelands is spectacular and the abbey was spectacular. it is truly like stepping back in town to a medieval town. a few concerns if your coming from Paris it is a very long drive, that’s not highlighted also you need more time to explore while there before getting back on bus for 4 hours! Lastly people with any mobility issues should be cautious it is a very strenuous walk.
Fantastic tour
Carmen_N, Mar 2023
Excellent tour, on time , plus tour guide was wonderful and friendly. Explained what we were going to do while on the road, we had a 30 minute stop at a shop for bathroom break and grab coffee. He took us to the shuttle from the parking lot to mt. Saint Michel, walked with us until we reach to a certain point then we were on our own. He recommended one of the little restaurant to me and my friends. and took the 3 of us to see the back wall behind the shops. What a service! Back at the bus he gave us lots of interesting and additional info about the place. We had a fantastic experience!
A magical escape from reality
Marina_G, Mar 2023
An amazing experience of entering into the magic of a completely preserved medieval architecture on the slopes of a miniature island makes you feel far away from reality.
Very knowledgeable guide...
Virginia_V, Mar 2023
Very knowledgeable guide that made it worthwhile. Also, very pretty views despite the lots of steps to climb.
Awesome tour - it takes...
Adi_H, Feb 2023
Awesome tour - it takes four hours each direction, but crossing France is not a small task in day. Highly recommended!
The tour was great...
Stephanie_C, Feb 2023
The tour was great because we could just enjoy the trip and not be responsible for how to get there, buying tickets, directions, etc. And our tour guide was fabulous. The bus was a great was to go. It was comfortable and clean so we could sleep during the trip. I can’t wait to do more trips with this company.
Worth the drive
Kadeen_C, Jan 2023
This was a great trip , worth the 8 hour ride to and from. The scenery is beautiful and well maintained , it’s like stepping back in time. I’m giving 4 stars because with a long trip your guide needs to entertain you . He was quiet the whole ride and gave 10 minutes of comments the WHOLE trip. He’s very nice and so much to offer . Need to do a better job with the amount paid . Also be prepared to climb over 350 steps !!
Not worth the trouble
Josephine_C, Jan 2023
Not really directing to the agency but the trip itself don’t seems to worth it as you need to spend 4 hours to, 4 hours back, by bus and only have 4 hours there
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Josephine_C, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest review on Viator. Your comments have been communicated to our product development team for further review. We appreciate your feedback as a valuable source of improvement. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Le Mont St Michel, A MUST!!!
Victor_M, Jan 2023
This trip just blew me away. Le Mont St Michel was so beautiful and it surpassed any expectation I had and the tour guides Zaid and Minnie were extremely helpful and answered any questions anyone had. The trip consists of a bud ride that has one stop each way at a gas station to use the toilettes and refill with a snack. You’re at the island for about 4 hours which is really enough time to explore the streets and the abbey itself. I’d recommend this to any traveler and would 100% do it again!
Travel time!
Jenny_Z, Jan 2023
It was delightful; the Guia was very knowledge. The place was very nice; love the history around this place! old medieval streets.
Beautiful site trip to maximize your time
Jacqueline_C, Jan 2023
Beautiful site, this is a great way to visit the site and maximum your day. There’s a pit stop at a gas station with restrooms and a bakery 2 hours into the journey towards Mont Saint Michael and 2.5 hours back towards Paris. It’s a long journey but made fun with the tour guides stories. I recommend bringing a neck pillow to maximize comfort on the bus.
Would not recommend
Linda_D, Jan 2023
When booking, remember this is 8 hours of driving in one day with a huge group. So since the one stop with a bathroom break took so long due to a sister tour bus being there as well, it took time away from the actual excursion. Once there, they threatened to leave at a precise time and how to get back to Paris, only to wait 40 minutes for the ONE late customer- robbing us that were there of that time. 3.5 hours is not enough time to eat, enjoy a walk around the site, shop, etc. Waiting on crowded shuttle busses was stressful to make it back to the bus on time. Our tour guide was a nice Indian lady whose accent was very thick. Her mispronunciation of French words and stumbling over history made it hard to understand and enjoy. Maybe utilize the tvs on the tour bus.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Linda_D, While we are disappointed and saddened to read your comments, we would like to thank you for leaving us your honest feedback as it serves as a valuable source of improvement for us. Our sincere apologies as your tour group was delayed by a lone guest. We try our very hardest to not allow this to happen, however we also want to avoid leaving guests behind for many reasons. As well, we are sorry that it was difficult to understand your guide properly and that she may have missed conveying the proper information. At City Wonders we pay a special attention to our tour guides as they work closely with our customers, so we thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Loved the experience
Shivashree_S, Jan 2023
Raymond and Imad were great guides keeping the entire Tour entertaining! Loved the overall experience :)
Tour bus left without us at the midway point.
Betty_R, Jan 2023
Mont Saint-Michel is an amazing place. However, our trip getting there was almost an utter disaster! On our mid-way stopping point, our tour bus left without us. We were 2 minutes past the time to get back on the bus, I repeat, 2 MINUTES, not 10,15 or 20 minutes. We had 2 tour guides on the bus and clearly neither of them bothered to do a head count. I luckily had the phone number to City Wonders and they had to call the bus and have them come back and get us. It took over 35 minutes. My girlfriends purse and cell phone were still in the bus. Thank god I had my cell phone with me. I’m still shocked that they didn’t bother to do a head count. We have been on over 100 tours in our lifetime and this is the first time we’ve ever seen it much less be the ones to experience it.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Betty_R, Every team member at City Wonders would like to sincerely apologize for the bus having departed without you and your girlfriend at Mont Saint Michel. There is no excuse for this happening as the guides should have done a much better job ensuring that every single guest was back aboard the bus. If you may, please email us your full name and booking reference number at We would like to accomodate you for what happened in any way we can. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Saint Michelle, yes, this tour company, no!
Ammar_A, Dec 2022
See Saint Michelle, but abound City Wonders LTD. Two guides who offered nothing. They had no microphones so if you sat in middle or back of bus you heard nothing. Half the bus was sick and bus was too hot with. I air circulation and refused to do anything about it. Trip is 13 hours, 9 of which on bus (1 in test stops) and three in Saint Michelle (1 in transportation from parking lot to island). Either take another tour company or rent a car.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Ammar_A, We would like to sincerely apologize for any and all inconveniences that occurred on your tour of Mont Saint Michel with us. Your guides should have had a microphone available on the bus, and moreover, should have provided you with worthwhile passion, energy and valuable information. We thank you for bringing this to our attention. While we are deeply saddened to read your comments, they will undoubtedly only help us improve. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Great trip!
JohannRommel_N, Dec 2022
Arriving at the entrance of Mount St Michel, we were led through by our guide Imad. He stayed with us until the very entrance of the abbey. This was good of him since we would have gotten lost through the alleyways. We were treated by our guide with awesome facts of not only Mont Saint Michel but also by some history of Normandy and even some fun facts about the Eiffel Tower!
Overall, good!
Carli_S, Dec 2022
Great guide, easy and comfortable coach, and just enough time to explore this magnificent place! Highly recommend
Beautiful but a long bus ride
Leslie_S, Dec 2022
MSM is beautiful. The bus seats are very small. Note the trip takes four hours to get there and four hours to get back
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello Leslie_S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review on Viator. We are by no means satisfied with 3-star experiences and will be communicating your comments to our product development team for review. Glad that you enjoyed Mont Saint Michel alongside us. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders