Mont Saint-Michel Small-Group Day Trip from Paris with Abbey & Cider Tasting

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From $240.66

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


Discover the medieval village of Mont Saint Michel on this 14-hour trip from Paris. Reach the unique mountainous island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, by comfortable minivan, and wind your way through the village. Explore the abbey at your leisure with a provided audio-guide. Along the way, learn about the lore and legend of Mont Saint Michel from an informative guide. This small-group tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring personalized attention.
  • Small-group tour limited to just eight people ensures a more memorable experience
  • Day trip to Mont Saint Michel from Paris
  • Tour the Mont Saint Michel Abbey with an audio-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan included
  • Gain insight into the medieval village on the island, a UNESCO site
  • Learn about the history of the island from a knowledgeable guide

What's Included

  • Small Group Tour
  • Cider tasting
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • La Flamme
    6 Av. de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France

    Please be there at least 15 min before the official departure time! Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Tour limited to 8 people
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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.

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Traveler Tips

Not much to eat on Mont St Michele for vegans so plan ahead.
Note the seats DO NOT recline which would have been nice for the travel time as it’s about a 4 hour drive to get there and then the same 4 hour drop I’ve back to Paris.
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Magical Place...don't miss it
Debbie_C, Jan 2023
What an absolutely fabulous trip. Our guide was fantastic.. Gave us lots of info and history about Mont St. Michel. It was freezing,, but we didn't mind it is Dec after all. Highly recommend this trip to this magical place
Beautiful and picturesque
Delores_L, Dec 2022
Relaxing drive to destination. Our driver, Antione was Excellent and very knowledgeable. We had plenty of time to visit the Abbey and take multiple photos. We recommend this tour.
Mount St Michel
Philip_J, Oct 2022
We enjoyed getting out of Paris for the day. Mount St Machel is worth visiting, it is an amazing building
Great day!
Jennafer_R, Sep 2022
Philippe was an excellent guide! Comfortable van ride and a nice rest stop on the ride to and from. Advice, If you want to have time to sit and eat at a restaurant, then walk through the Abbey quickly. The Abbey has many steep staircases and even a tight spiral staircase. We enjoyed our day and it was nice to sleep in the ride to and from.
Poor-Quality Guide
Lillian_N, Jul 2022
Mont Saint-Michele was beautiful of course but I was so disappointed by our "guide". His driving was scary(!) to the point where we had to ask him to please slow down. He also provided barely any additional information and really just served as our fact he barely spoke to us much at all!
Well managed trip and nice tour guide
cY_C, Jul 2022
Felipe is a nice, interesting and knowledgable tour guide. Despite the 12 hours long trip, he managed the time very well and we did not miss a single spot.
Amazing day!
George_S, Jul 2022
Tour was very good! Tour guide was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable. And Mt St Michel was incredible. Very good experience overall, highly recommended.
Absolutely beautiful and...
mike_V, May 2022
Absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!! Our guide was fun, informative and welcoming. One of the highlights of our trip!
Loved our journey to Mont St Michel
Margarette_L, Apr 2022
Enjoyed a lovely day exploring this historic and unique site. Small group tour which is ideal and a lively guide for o help us along the way and give history and context.
A check off the bucket list
Felecia_H, Apr 2022
Long day but it was worth it ! Be sure to wear very good walking shoes and be aware it can be VERY windy there!
Bad driver, great visit
Patrick_D, Mar 2022
Extremely poor driver that appeared inexperienced with vans. Swerved to stay in lanes every 20-30 seconds for the entire 3.5 hour trip each way, unable to maintain speed despite open road. That being said, the unguided portion of the trip was great.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Bonjour Patrick, I am sorry for the slow reply to your review. I was waiting to hear back from all of the other guests who joined the same tour as you with our guide Jaime. I finally have heard back from the last one just today. I didn't want to respond without first chatting with the guide, Jaime, and also the other tour participants. Now that I have their feedback and I better understand how your day trip unfolded I am ready to have an open discussion with you. First off, our company has been leading Day trips to a dozen different places all over France for more than 10 years and your review is the very first one to ever mention that the guide was a poor driver. I just wanted to put that information out there for anyone who happens to read your review and who might wonder if it is a common complaint. Next, I would like to mention that the drive to Mont Saint Michel is 2.5 hours long including the 15-minute restroom break that we make on the way. It is never 3.5 hours long (as you state in your review) not even on the worst traffic days. If you don't want to take my word for it then I suggest that you use Google Maps and it will show you that I am correct. Now, I would like to offer my theory about why you were uncomfortable in our van. It is only a theory and I do not claim that it is the truth but it sure seems plausible. Perhaps, you have the habit of being the primary one to drive any motorized vehicle that you travel in. This is true for 85% of all American citizens so it could be true for you as well. This means that you are used to seeing the road from a completely different angle, from the driver's seat, and being the one who is in complete control over the vehicle. As such it might automatically seem unnatural for you when you are not the driver but the passenger in a vehicle. Perhaps, you have never driven in France before. This is true of 99.99% of Americans. If that is the case then you might be surprised to learn that while the highways in the United States are all a minimum of 12 feet wide, here in France they are usually, at least, 6 inches less wide. This can give the impression of always barely staying in your lane. Which, actually, isn't an impression, we DO drive closer to the other cars in the lanes next to us and we also drive closer to the edge of the road over here. That's just how it is. We drive on the roads we are given and we can't make them any wider nor can we make our vans any thinner. Finally, I would like to mention that your driver used the cruise control for 81% of the trip that you were on. I know this because we have trackers in each of our vans. They are a great tool in helping us keep up with our vans' maintenance appointments and also our tour quality standards. They tell us the average speed our drivers drive over every 20-kilometre section of road and also how long they stay at each spot that they stop at and tons of other cool stuff. Your guide used the cruise control for all but 20 minutes of the time that you were on the highways which means that he drove at a steady 110 to 120 kilometres an hour for most of your trip to and from Mont Saint-Michel. Different sections of the highway impose either a 110 or a 120-speed limit. Finally, I would like to share with you that every one of the other tour participants thought that Jaime did a great job both driving and guiding on the Island of Mont Saint-Michel. You did not mention that he guided you all around the island telling stories and sharing its history with you. You only mention enjoying the free time that you had once the guided part of the tour was over. Anyways, I would like to leave you with a quote from Winston Churchill: “There is nothing noble (in) being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” I just thought it was a nice one worth sharing. Best regards, -Hava Cofounder Blue Fox Travel
Amazing Guide!
miguel_s, Mar 2022
The Guide was very friendly and quick to answer any questions. It made feel everyone welcomed and comfortable! amazing experience!
Nice rainy day at Mont St Michele
Patricia_B, Jun 2021
Antoine was informative, very nice and a good driver! A must see. The rain couldn’t spoil the day. Not much to eat on Mont St Michele for vegans so plan ahead.
An excellent day
Jaybee02138, Oct 2019
Well worth the day and the drive. Ollie was an excellent guide with interesting facts and information. The abbey is amazing. The cider tasting is brief but a nice break before the long ride back to Paris.
A must see during a trip to Paris
Oksana349, Jul 2019
Hidden gem. Super comfortable new vans. Knowledgable tour guide. Loved having only 7 people in a group, made the trip that much nicer. Would highly recommend.
Excellent Mont St Michel visit with Claire
Christopher_G, Jul 2019
I would highly recommend this trip. Claire was excellent, helpful, very knowledgeable, and kept everyone’s spirits up on a particularly hot day.
Fantastic guide and tour
cookiebookie67, Jul 2019
Was lovely seeing Mont Saint-Michel. Being in the minivan was very nice, and there were only 4 of us on this tour. Our guide, Ali, was fantastic, giving us insights into France and it’s history and culture, as well as re: Normandy! His English was excellent as well. Everything was spot on time with a well organized and executed tour. We also enjoyed the cider tasting.
Must see!
Scenic92136, Jun 2019
This was an amazing adventure for us. We enjoyed the small group camaraderie on our road trips to and from Mont St. Michel from Paris. Our guide, Olivier, was very knowledgeable and fun. The site is an architectural wonder in a natural setting, rich in historical detail. Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs, but the views around each corner are worth every step! Definitely a highlight of our trip!
Great Day in Mont St Michel
Kerrie F, May 2019
Early start and late finish but a great day and well worth the effort! Antoine was a great guide - knowledgeable and friendly. We had a very small group of 4 so it was very personable. The cider tasting was really just a pit stop on the way back though to try some cider, but still interesting. Be warned - there are a lot of stairs so it is not for the faint-hearted but the climb up to the abbey is well worth it, especially if you get there for the midday mass - even if you're not religious!
small group tour
Athena F, Oct 2018
the tour was in a comfortable air-conditioned van. There were 8 of and Tony our driver was great. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. Mont St. Michel was incredible, and he made the climb seem easy as I was apprehensive about this. I also enjoyed the cider tasting which was a private event for our group.