Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stands, Le Mont St. Michel "a UNESCO World Heritage Site", emerging out of the sea and mist.
The Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th Century and the gothic-style fortifications were built between the 11th and 16th century is dedicated to Archangel St Michael and is one of the Great Wonders of the world. It overlooks the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls, an enchanted place not to be missed.
Pilgrims have been coming here for a thousand years, and today’s tourist follow the same narrow walkway to the Abbey, but once inside the church there is a sense of monastic serenity. There is still a small Benedictine community living in the abbey.
It's a lovely drive to Le Mont through rich green farmland strewn with half timbered houses surrounded by apple orchards, fresh undulating landscape, and forests of beech and pine which creates a haven of peace and serenity. In fact, the region produces some of the best produce in France.
Depending on the time you may have time for a visit to the fortified castle at Fougeres on the return or if you take the train to Rennes we can includes a visit to the walled city of St. Malo home to the Corsaires and pirates who were given Royal Warrant to attack the British ships.
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Le Mont St. Michel Tour depart Paris
Pick up at 6.30am by your English speaking driver guide. Drive to the edge of Normandy to visit one of the most magical places in the world.
Includes: Professional Driver Guide 12+hrs
Le Mont St. Michel Tour depart Rennes
Take the 8.57am train to Rennes where you English speaking local driver guide will meet you. You have the option to visit Le Mont only or add St Malo or Dinard. Great option for up to 4 guests. Lower cost and less road time.
Includes: Professional Driver Guide 6 or 8hrs
Le Mont St. Michel Tour depart Paris with overnight in St. Malo or Honfleur
Pick up early by your English speaking driver guide. Your choice to discover Giverny, Château Gaillard,Lyon le Foret, and Rouen on Day 1 or the D Day Landing Beaches
Includes: Professional Driver Guide 2 days
Le Mont Highlights: Romanesque Church, the Gothic "Marvel" with the monk's Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, as well as various chapels : St. Stephen, St. Martin, Our Lady Underground, St. Mary Magdalene, Crypt of the 30 Candles. Village shops and the ramparts with views out over the sands of the bay.
Lunch: We will be reserved at the terrace of "La Mere Poulard" one of the most famous restuarnats in France for their omelettes and Copper pans.